ALPLA, Inc., an international manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging for consumer products, announced the appointment of Dr. Andreas Reger as General Manager, responsible for all activity at the US unit of seventeen manufacturing operations. Reger comes to ALPLA with 27 years of business unit leadership and development experience in the automotive, equipment manufacturing and injection moulding industries. Reger has held progressively responsible commercial and operations roles, including President and CEO, Dürr Ecoclean, President, Pollmann North America and Business Segment Manager, Siemens VDO/Continental AG. Dr. Reger earned a BA-International Business Administration from the Fachhochschule Wiesbaden, a MBA from Colorado State University, and a Doctor of Business Administration from the Lawrence Technological University. He holds a Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt, and speaks English, German and Spanish. More information, visit www.alpla.com.