05/27/2013

MAPLAN GmbH

New opportunities for the future at Maplan

Leopold Heidegger (CFO) and Wolfgang Meyer (CEO)
Powerful dual leadership in Ternitz

Ternitz (A), 25.05.2013: The Austrian elastomer machinery manufacturer Maplan realign itself to be even better prepared for the future. A visible sign is the new dual leadership in the management. The management now consists of DI Wolfgang Meyer (44) as CEO and Mag. (FH) Leopold Heidegger (44) as CFO. Meyer follows Dietmar L. Morwitzer. The owner family Soulier thanks Mr. Morwitzer for his commitment, the new nominations stand for further expansion of the company.

Background of the change is a new structuring of the organization at Maplan. The family Soulier and the IPSO-Industrie-Holding are owner of Maplan GmbH and its foreign subsidiaries and branches since 2012. With the Starlinger group the worldwide cooperations still are continued and expanded. The family Soulier would like together with the dual leadership to expedite the strategic direction of the company. The IPSO-Industrie-Holding takes over the function of the advisory board and the approval of the business plan. The aim is a long-term, generation overlapping corportate strategy.


Financial Management
With Mag. (FH) Leopold Heidegger a new CFO was already appointed in December 2012, who previously held the financial responsibility as CFO and controller in the SKF Economos GmbH. The family Soulier relies on the extensive expertise of the Klosterneuburger in the operative task fields finances, controlling, purchase, IT and HR.


Technical and Sales Management
Newly appointed was Wolfgang Meyer, who is responsible for sales, engineering, production, development and quality assurance. To insiders Meyer is a familiar face: Already from 1996 to 1999 he was manager for AD*STAR, a very successful product of Starlinger. From 1999 to 2013 he was managing director at Semperit with responsibility in sales and engineering. Elastomer injection moulding machines as well as the elastomer extrusion belonged to his area of competence. So Meyer knows the applications of the elastomer processing very well. With the appointment of Wolfgang Meyer, the owners would like to involve a proven expert from the customer side to adapt the future product portfolio closer to the market needs.