With effect from 1st January, Dr. Hubertus Schulte (50) took over the responsibility for technology and production within the management team (CTO, Chief Technology Officer) of Engel Austria. Hubertus Schulte brings more than 20 years of international experience in plastics processing machines to the role. In his previous post, he was the CEO for a leading German supplier of extrusion systems; a role in which he was responsible for both engineering and global sales and distribution.
Dr. Schulte, a native of Westphalia, completed an apprenticeship as a toolmaker before reading for a degree in machine technology (plastics engineering and process technology) at the University of Paderborn/Germany. He went on to achieve a doctorate in the field of injection moulding plasticising units at the same institution.
"The appointment of Dr. Schulte will give the company another boost, said Dr. Peter Neumann, CEO of Engel (who himself assumed this role during the time of crisis). "We are delighted to have Hubertus Schulte, an expert with international experience, in such a key position. His highly innovation-oriented and client-focused approach to his work will be invaluable in helping us pursue our strategic goals and enhance customer proximity.