Our Managing Directors

Genuine solidarity that creates reliability

Our Managing Directors Thomas Otto and Peter Sölkner oversee almost 6,300 Vetter employees worldwide. With a wealth of experience and industry expertise, they are jointly responsible for Vetter’s sustainable and future-proof growth.

Die Geschäftsführung in einem Büro
  • I have been Managing Director at Vetter for over 20 years. And as much as the world has changed in this time, in the end, it’s all about delivering high-quality, vital drug products as quickly as possible to the people who need them. It makes me proud every day that I am able to dedicate myself to this task with an exceptional team ‒ here in Ravensburg and everywhere in the world where Vetter is operating today.

    Thomas Otto, Managing Director

  • As Managing Director of a family business with a long tradition, it is important to me to preserve the spirit of our founder and make the company fit for the future. Good leadership requires foresight, forward-looking action and an eye for what is essential in addition to the company’s success: for over 6,300 employees, our use of resources and social developments in general. We want to lead by examples in these aspects.

    Peter Sölkner, Managing Director

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Thomas Otto

Thomas Otto has been a Managing Director of Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG since December 2002. He joined the company as a project engineer in 1990, after graduating from the Technical College in Stuttgart with an engineering degree in packaging technology and print processing. Prior to becoming Managing Director, Mr. Otto managed Vetter’s department of packaging materials development (1995-1999) and served as Vice President of R&D (2000-2002).

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Peter Soelkner

Peter Soelkner has been a Managing Director of Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG since June 2008. Mr. Soelkner graduated from the University of Dortmund, Germany, in 1992, with a degree in chemical engineering. He then earned an MBA from Columbia University, New York, in 2001. Before joining Vetter, he held positions in Germany and North America at Sartorius AG and Sartorius North America, Inc., in R&D, marketing, key account management, and general management roles. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Soelkner managed Vetter’s key account program and global end-to-end supply chain. He left the company for a year to serve as Vice President of global key account management at Sartorius Stedim Biotech (USA), before returning to Vetter in 2008.