Christian Grabner to strengthen KNAPP Management Team
KNAPP CEO Eduard Wünscher highly esteems Grabner: “Dipl.-Ing. MMag. Dr. Christian Grabner's expertise and especially his excellent interpersonal skills have convinced us to appoint him as Executive Vice President of KNAPP AG. Our employees appreciate him for his down-to-earth and open-minded personality. His natural ability to lead conversations at eye level and always open to new opinions, he is a great motivator with a genuine enthusiasm for the company.”
Christian Grabner is excited about this career move: “For me, it is a real challenge and a great pleasure to be able to take an active part in shaping the future of an internationally operating company. In our Corporate Headquarters and Development Centre in Styria we unite all levels of value creation from conceptual design and production up through comprehensive after-care of complex logistics systems. In the next years we will continue to progress on our road to success, offering a fascinating working environment to a large number of individuals in Styria.”
The 33 year-old has worked for KNAPP since 2006 and until now was Head of the Controlling department. Prior to this position, he worked on several projects for international companies and held lectures for the Steirische Volkswirtschaftliche Gesellschaft (Styrian National Economy Society) and Campus 02 University of Applied Sciences. Christian Grabner has a Ph.D. in economics, as well as degrees in Business Administration, Business Education and a degree in Electrical Engineering.
With over 1,400 active systems, the Styrian company KNAPP AG is a leading supplier worldwide of all-in-one intralogistics solutions and turnkey systems in warehouse automation and warehouse logistics software. The company was founded in 1952 and advanced to leader in technology with a disciplined approach to innovation. Each year, KNAPP invests several million euros in research and development and plays a decisive role in the future of warehouse logistics with its innovative systems. KNAPP counts top companies from various sectors as customers such as Avon Cosmetics, Coca-Cola, L'Oreal, Sony or Tiffany. The company, with headquarters in Hart bei Graz, has more than 2,000 employees worldwide of which more than 80% are employed in Austria. The high export quota of 99% reflects the international character of the business: With 18 local offices and 14 representatives in all corners of the world, KNAPP was awarded the Styrian export prize this year.