After more than 30 years in the company, 25 of which as Managing Director, Klaus Pöttinger hands over his management role on 31 July 2016.
The Board of Directors and the General Assembly of Pőttinger has nominated three new members of the Executive Board to shape the future development of the company.
Heinz Pöttinger who has managed the enterprise with his brother Klaus for two and a half decades, continues in his role as Managing Director and will act as Chairman of the Executive Board. Moreover, he will be responsible for HR and Finance and Accounting.
Gregor Dietachmayr has been appointed as a member of the Executive Board and will be responsible for sales and marketing. Jörg Lechner assumes the responsibility for all production affairs in all three production plants (Grieskirchen, Bernburg and Vodnany) and the purchasing process. Markus Baldinger will be responsible for Research and Development.
“In the next months I will pass on my responsibilities to Jörg Lechner and Markus Baldinger. Both have been experienced and hands-on members of the management team who are familiar with challenges in the industry. With all their expertise and innovation power, they will further advance the technological development of Pöttinger”, says Managing Director Klaus Pöttinger.
Some of Klaus Pöttinger’s major achievements are the implementation of lean production philosophy, the internalisation of the production process, the introduction of state-of-the art testing procedures in the Technology and Innovation Centre (TIZ) in Grieskirchen Austria and the development of the company’s product portfolio.
“Together with my brother, we have succeeded in making the enterprise very successful in the fourth generation. After almost 145 years of existence, we have managed to achieve a turnover of 320 million Euros despite challenging marketing conditions. As Managing Director for technical affairs, Klaus has successfully positioned Pöttinger as an innovative manufacturer of agricultural technology. Together with the three new members of the Executive Board, we will continue our successful way into the future,“ added Heinz Pöttinger.
Klaus Pöttinger (r) hands over management role