Schwarzmüller Group announces leadership change

Austria-based trailer builder, Schwarzmüller Group, has announced a reshuffling of its managerial structure.

Following the resignation of CEO, Roland Hartwig, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board, Beate Paletar, is restructuring the executive committee of Schwarzmüller Group.

It was announced that three Managing Directors will take care of operative management without a CEO after Paletar decided to “take a stricter hold of the reins”.

The first step of the leadership change will involve the General Management and Supervisory Board. Experienced manager, Thomas Biringer, will be responsible for rapidly optimising all operative processes.

As the COO he will join forces with CFO, Michael Hummelbrunner, to lead the operative entities.

Wolfgang Köster, previously POA and responsible for new vehicles sales, will be in charge of all sales activities as the new CSO.

These three employees will make up the new General Management and establish closer links with the Supervisory Board.

Chairing the Supervisory Board since January, Paletar said she wished upgrade the body while speeding up its strategic advancement.

According to Schwarzmüller Group, Paletar will also attempt to convince renowned industry experts to join in.

“In recent years, we invested a lot in international expansion to double our sales and gain extra shares in the market of many European countries,” she said.

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