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.