Press release BoxID: 148662 (Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG
  • Leverkuser Str. 65
  • 42897 Remscheid
  • Contact person
  • André Wissenberg
  • +49 (2161) 2823-32

Change-over at Oerlikon Barmag

With effect from 1 April, Stefan Kroß will be the new Head of Oerlikon Barmag, Georg Stausberg will be CTO of Oerlikon Textile

(PresseBox) (Remscheid / Mönchengladbach, ) With effect from 1 April 2008, Stefan Kross will take over the position as Head of Oerlikon Barmag in Remscheid, a company of the business segment Oerlikon Textile, the worldwide leading total solution provider in textile machinery and plant manufacture. The 52 year old graduate engineer in mechanical engineering has already more than 15 years of experience in machine engineering in different leading positions and business units in the business segment. His last position was CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG in Mönchengladbach. In his new position, he will replace Martin Stillger who joint the former Barmag AG in 1991 and who brought successfully forth the company for many years. Martin Stillger will voluntarily leave the company by end of April to face other challenges in another sector.

Also with effect from 1 April, Georg Stausberg will change from Oerlikon Barmag to Oerlikon Textile and will, as CTO, take over the new executive functions from Stefan Kroß. The 44 year old graduate engineer in mechanical engineering reflects upon a long-time and successful career at Oerlikon Barmag. His last position was Head of Customer Support.

Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG

Oerlikon (SWX: OERL) is one of the world's most successful high-tech industrial groups, specializing in machinery and plant manufacture. The company is synonymous with leading industrial solutions and advanced technology and is active in the six segments textile machinery and plant manufacture, thin-film solar, thin film coating, drive, precision and vacuum technology.

Originally established in Switzerland and with a tradition stretching back 100 years, Oerlikon is now a global player employing more than 19,000 people at 170 locations in 35 countries and generated turnover of CHF 5.6 billion in 2007. It occupies the number one or number two slot in its respective markets and invested just under 5 % of its turnover in research and development (CHF 274 Mio.).