MUNICH, December 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
As of December 1, 2013, Edmar Allitsch will join the Executive Board of the H.C. Starck group. In his function, he will lead the company's Tungsten, Surface Technology as well as Ceramic Powders business.
"The shareholders Advent and Carlyle are pleased that Edmar Allitsch will join H.C. Starck Executive Board. We are highly confident that Edmar will compliment the incumbent management team with his in-depth expertise and will contribute significantly to the continuous successful development of the H.C. Starck Group," said Engelbert Heimes, Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
"Edmar Allitsch is a welcome and very valuable addition to our senior management team. Edmar will support H.C. Starck in its successful development as a global market leader in the Tungsten industry and the sustainable expansion of our business activities," said Andreas Meier, CEO of H.C. Starck. "On behalf of the Board, I warmly welcome Edmar Allitsch."
After studying metallurgy and economics at the Montan University of Leoben (Austria), Edmar Allitsch started his career in 1988 with Radex Austria AG. In 1998, he was appointed to the Board of the North American Refractories Co. in Cleveland (USA), a subsidiary of RHI AG. In 2002, Edmar Allitsch moved to Winterthur Technologie AG, where he became CEO in 2008. Edmar Allitsch is 50 years old and married.
About H.C. Starck
The H.C. Starck Group is a leading global supplier of technology metals and advanced ceramics, and serves growing industries such as the electronics, chemicals, automotive, medical technology, aerospace, energy technology, and environmental technology industries, as well as engineering companies and tool manufacturers, from its own manufacturing facilities located in Europe, America, and Asia. In 2012, the company employed approximately 3,000 employees in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, China, Japan, and Thailand. Additional news about the company is available at http://www.hcstarck.de/press.
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