Names in the news: Engel, Fraunhofer, EDI, Plastics Pioneers, Eastman, Venture Plastics, Methods Machine Tools


Stefan Engleder, scion of the company's founding family and 10-year veteran of the plastics industry, will became Engel Holding's new head of technology and production on Oct. 1, 2012. Engleder, who has a PhD in mechanical engineering, has been working in the plastics and machine tool industry for the last decade within technical development at several international companies in Germany and Canada. Engleder joined Engel in 2008, working on the development and market launch of the Engel viper linear robot range, before becoming plant manager at Engel Automatisierungstechnik in Dietach.

Engleder's appointment as CTO means there are now two members of the original founding family in the management team, including CEO Peter Neumann. Engel noted that this continued lineage is "very much in line with the group's philosophy of combining tradition with innovation." Four generations of the Engel's owning family have now been involved in running the company. The four-person management team is rounded out by Christian Pum, CSO, and Gotthard Mayringer, CFO....
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