Schaefer Plastics North America Appoints Two Key Executives for Charlotte Headquarters

Schaefer Plastics North America Appoints Two Key Executives for Charlotte Headquarters

CHARLOTTE, NC, February 22nd – Schaefer Plastics North America, a leader in reusable packaging systems and custom dunnage and waste technology, announced today the placement of two key executives for North America. Axel Breitkreuz has stepped into the role of CEO for North America. Axel comes to us as a veteran in the industry including former experience as a product manager within the SSI SCHAEFER Group. More recent, Axel held the position of president for Craemer, a U.S. plastic pallet company. He previously held a managing director position with the DOLAV Plastic Products companies within the DACH region.  As an industry champion of reusable solutions within the supply chain industry, Axel brings the expertise necessary to grow our organization and will continue our position as an industry leader.

Axel Breitkreuz
Edwin Grempels

               Edwin Grempels is stepping into the new CFO role within North America. Edwin Grempels comes to us from WEIMA America as the former CFO. He is an entrepreneur at heart and has experience running small to medium-sized businesses.

               Both gentlemen started their respective positions on January 17th and report directly to Dr. Armin Vogel, CEO for the SSI Schäfer Plastics, GmbH. “I’m pleased to introduce these two gentlemen to the North America region,” stated Vogel. “North America is a growth opportunity for the organization, and we want to bring opportunities that will need additional focus. Both gentlemen have the experience to help take this organization to the next level. Last year, we made the plastics division a separate entity to service the market better. As an industry leader in both reusable packaging and waste technology products, we want to continue to grow the business organically and keep bringing innovative products to the market,” continued Vogel.

About Schaefer Plastics North America, LLC:

Schaefer Plastics North America, LLC. provides reusable packaging, bulk bins, pallets, and dunnage material handling as well as waste technology solutions to businesses throughout North America. Schaefer Plastics North America is part of the SSI SCHAEFER Group, which is headquartered in Neunkirchen, Germany, and designs and manufactures innovative intralogistics storage and picking solutions for all types of industries. Founded in 1937 with offices and plants in over 70 countries and employees over 10,000, The Schaefer Group is a leading material handling and intralogistics company. For more information, visit or