A new managing director has been appointed at Wittmann-Battenfeld in Kottingbrunn, Austria. The new man at the helm is Rainer Weingraber, MBA, who succeeds long-time managing director and CEO Georg Tinschert, who will retire at the end of March.
In the statement announcing the appointment, which took effect in March, Werner Wittmann, Managing Partner of the WITTMANN Group, called Weingraber “a top executive who will give the company new impulses from his knowledge and management experience.”
Rainer Weingraber, who has a degree in industrial engineering, brings to his new role many years of management experience at a string of internationally renowned companies that includes DaimlerChrysler, Siemens, and Magna. Prior to joining Wittmann-Battenfeld, he was the managing directly of the Haas Group in Austria and in other countries.
Werner Wittmann further thanked Georg Tinschert for over ten years of successful service at the head of the company. Under Georg Tinschert, who was appointed CEO of the company at the end of 2007, Wittmann Battenfeld experienced an impressive development both technologically and economically and is one of the major players in the plastics industry today.