New managing director and new CTO at battenfeld-cincinnati Austria

Marketing - Wednesday, 22 November 2017

“Vienna is the battenfeld-cincinnati competence center for PVC processing with its main focus on pipe, profile and board extrusion lines as well as WPC and NFC processing equipment. For the general and technical management of the facility, we have found two managers with excellent references from the plastics industry to drive the further development of our products and of the facility”. With these words, Gerold Schley, CEO of battenfeld-cincinnati Extrusion Holding, commented on the recent appointments of Johannes Schwarz (left in the picture) and André Wieczorek respectively as new CEO and CTO (Chief Technical Officer) of the company.

Johannes Schwarz, graduate engineer, was born in Lower Austria. Following his graduation in electrical engineering from Technical University of Vienna, he joined a leading plastics blow moulding machine manufacturer, first as project leader for automation technology, then as manager of electrical engineering and CTO. From 2009 to 2017, he was the managing director responsible for technology and sales of machinery and equipment there. Schwarz completed his further studies while in employment with an MBA from WU Vienna in 2005.

“Together with my colleagues, I aim to expand our market position as an attractive, competent partner for our customers and thus further strengthen our company”, says Johannes Schwarz, managing director of battenfeld-cincinnati Austria.

André Wieczorek has been responsible for product development, product management and the technical lab in Vienna since September 2017. Following his studies of plastics technology at Montanuniversität Leoben he worked at the local plastics processing Institute as a university assistant and research associate. He was subsequently employed at leading Austrian industrial companies, first in process technology, then as manager of R&D, process technology, in project management and finally as CTO.

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