New MD for Kraiburg
Kraiburg has a new managing director for its retreading material division. Dr. Andreas Starnecker (40) has been managing Kraiburg Austria in Geretsberg, Upper Austria since the start of the year, and as such is also responsible for the Kraiburg production plant in Bulgaria.
He has worked for the Kraiburg Group since 1997, and in 1999 was appointed managing director of the Kraiburg Elastik GmbH rubber manufacturing plant in Tittmoning, Upper Bavaria. Together with Assistant Managing Director Thorsten Schmidt, Dr. Andreas Starnecker has set himself the target of continuing the successful strategy pursued to date by the company. This means that Kraiburg Austria will continue to aim to win customers over with quality and service in the market.
To achieve this goal, Kraiburg Austria will focus on its core business, namely the production of quality materials for the retreading industry, boosting its development activities for compounds in its standard range and, in particular, in its premium range ‘Kraiburg plus’. In addition, besides supplying materials for hot- and precured retreading, the company will continue to provide a comprehensive range of services, including Kraiburg’s turnkey project, technical application support and workshops as well as disposal concepts for production waste and rubber dust.
“Our top priority will be to secure the long-term future of Geretsberg as a Kraiburg production plant,” said Dr. Starnecker. “To achieve this, in future we will also be looking increasingly at exploiting synergies between the divisions of the Kraiburg Group. In parallel, we will also of course be focusing on further extending our market leadership in Europe and the neighbouring markets. In pursing this strategy, we are certain that we can continue along the successful path Kraiburg Austria has followed to date.”