Scott Krebs has been named president of Wenger Manufacturing, a global leader in processing solutions for the pet food, plant-based proteins, and aqua feed markets.
In this position, Krebs will drive strategic objectives and lead the Wenger team in the US, Denmark, Brazil, and all other countries. In close collaboration with parent company Marel's leadership team, he will drive cross-selling of Marel solutions to customers in the Plant, Pet, and Feed business segment.
Krebs joined Wenger in June 1991 and has had a long career within Wenger. He started in an entry position as project engineer to the most recent executive role of president, Extru-Tech, a subsidiary of Wenger, focused on extrusion systems to produce human food, pet food, aquatic feed, and animal feed products. He has been instrumental in building and improving the competitive position of Extru-Tech, resulting in more than 50% of profitable topline revenue coming from aftermarket services.
He holds a bachelor’s degree of science in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University and lives in Sabetha, KS.
“I am very excited to welcome Scott to the role of president of Wenger. Scott has more than 30 years of experience in the field of extrusion technology and is well-known and respected for his many great achievements within Wenger, especially leading the successful build-up and growth of Extru-Tech, a company that is part of Wenger," said Arni Sigurdsson, chief business officer and deputy CEO. "With Scott on board, we ensure a continuation of the successful Wenger strategy and that we continue to strengthen our position and customer relationships in the Plant, Pet, and Feed business segment."
Jesper Hjortshøj had held the role as interim president since Marel acquired Wenger in July 2022. Hjortshøj will continue to support Wenger during the transition and return his full focus to his leadership role as VP of Business Development at Marel.