Announcing our new company President: Robb Leonhard

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robb-leonhard-headshot-2021-website.pngWe are excited to announce that Robb Leonhard has been named our new company President.

Robb's appointment comes after his brother, Viking Masek's co-founder and former President, Rick Leonhard, passed away in July of 2021. Robb is the logical choice as successor, having been a co-founder and Executive Vice President since 2001. He has seen the company grow from a small startup to a multi-million dollar, worldwide mover and shaker in the packaging industry.

“Looking back to when we started this journey 19 years ago, we were in a much different position and facing different issues, but the spirit was the same. We were a small, driven team on a mission to bring simple, automated, tote to pallet packaging solutions to customers around the world,” reflects Leonhard. “Today automation has become so crucial and our mission remains the same. Only now we have expanded to an 84+ member dedicated team in our US facility and several hundred worldwide.”

Looking back to when we started this journey 19 years ago, we were in a much different position and facing different issues, but the spirit was the same. We were a small, driven team on a mission to bring simple, automated, tote to pallet packaging solutions to customers around the world. - Robb Leonhard, President

Robb brings nearly 20 years of experience in the packaging industry to this role. As a former educator, he also brings a passion for teaching and empowering others to reach their potential. As a leader, Robb is excited to share his vast knowledge with our growing team and continue to seek out cutting-edge packaging technologies to help our clients simplify and do business better.

“As President, Robb will bring industry knowledge and will serve as a role model to many while maintaining an aggressive approach to growing the business,” comments Scott Miller, Viking Masek’s VP of Business Development. “He is humbled by the opportunity to continue his brother’s legacy and will bring a new perspective to many of the issues we face every day. He will always lead by example and truly wants the best for each of our customers as well as our valued employees.”

[Robb] is humbled by the opportunity to continue his brother’s legacy and will bring a new perspective to many of the issues we face every day. He will always lead by example and truly wants the best for each of our customers as well as our valued employees. - Scott Miller, VP of Business Development

Robb assumes this new role during a time of unprecedented growth at Viking Masek. Our third facility expansion is nearly complete, we have almost doubled our workforce over the past 2 years, we were awarded a 2021 Top Workplaces honor, and our new partnership with a top robotics firm continues to change the game for our clients.

“Viking remains strong and vibrant with extremely talented individuals that share the same drive and passion Rick had,” comments Ty Weinhold, Viking Masek’s COO. “We’ve worked extremely hard over the last few years to reshape and streamline our organization. With Robb at the helm, Viking will continue to thrive and successfully move the business forward.”

We’ve worked extremely hard over the last few years to reshape and streamline our organization. With Robb at the helm, Viking will continue to thrive and successfully move the business forward. - Ty Weihnold, COO

The team at Viking Masek is honored to be able to carry on Rick's legacy. With Robb as President, we are poised for a bright future.

Stay tuned. Exciting things are coming.

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