Obituary: Starlinger President Erna Starlinger-Huemer

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Erna Starlinger-Huemer, the president and retired director of Vienna-based plastics machinery manufacturer Starlinger & Co, died March 11.

Starlinger makes machinery and production lines for woven plastic bags, recycling and PET extrusion. The family-owned business was founded in 1835.

Together with her husband, the late Franz X. Starlinger-Huemer, she built the family business into a major supplier.

She played a key role at Starlinger, in the male domain of mechanical engineering.

She received the Grand Silver Medal of Honour of the Republic of Austria.

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