Stefan Hansch appointed as Managing Director of the EMCO Group

June 2008

Salzburg Machine Tool Specialist complements Management Team

Hallein, October 09, 2008. On October 1, Stefan Hansch joined the Management Team of Salzburg machine tool manufacturer EMCO, a subsidiary of the stock market listed A-TEC Industries AG. Dr. Hansch will take over from Ewald Gattermayr, acting Managing Director since March, who will return to A-TEC Industries in December in his capacity as the CEO of Mechanical Engineering Holding GmbH and member of the Board of Directors of the EMCO Group. Dr. Hansch, who will be responsible for Development, Production, Marketing, Sales and Service within the EMCO Group, will be a real asset to the Management Team. CFO Peter Vidounig has been responsible for Accounts, Controlling, IT and Human Resources since 2004.

"I am highly motivated and looking forward to my new duties. I hope to contribute to the success of the whole Group with my many years’ experience in the engineering sector,” said CEO Stefan Hansch. Gattermayr has high expectations of this new appointment: "With Dr. Hansch we have gained a highly regarded sector expert for our team. In addition to increasing productivity through process optimization, he will reinforce the group concept through bringing together all the factories and encouraging an open communication and error management culture. Emphasizing and increasing team thinking and team spirit is top priority."

Dr. Stefan Hansch gained his doctorate in engineering at the Technical University of Chemnitz, majoring in machine tool design. He then worked as Design Manager and Engineering Manager for Heckert, amongst others, before taking over management of the "Engineering and Production" department at Honsberg Lamb in Remscheid.  In 2000, Dr. Hansch became Technical Director and later Chief Executive Officer at Alfing Kessler Sondermaschinen.