MUNICH, January 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
H.C. Starck GmbH is expanding its Executive Board to include the new position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Effective February 1, 2015, Dr. Michael Reiß will take on this position, which was created in response to the rising importance of technological aspects to H.C. Starck's successful further development particularly in view of the global strategic growth projects of the company. In his new position, Dr. Reiß will be part of the H.C. Starck Group Executive Board together with President and CEO Dr. Andreas Meier, CFO Dr. Matthias Schmitz, and Executive Board members Dr. Dmitry Shashkov and Edmar Allitsch.
"H.C. Starck is a company driven by innovation and technology, so adding the position of Chief Technology Officer to the Executive Board is a logical step in strengthening the H.C. Starck Group in the best possible way through optimized technological and long-term alignment of the production sites," said Dr. Engelbert Heimes, Chairman of the Supervisory Board. "We are pleased to have been able to bring Dr. Reiß on board for this challenging role," he adds.
"Our company's unique technological expertise, combined with highly efficient production processes, is an important success factor in H.C. Starck's future development. We are pleased that the Supervisory Board has appointed Dr. Reiß, a highly experienced colleague with long-standing experience at H.C. Starck and proven technical expertise," said H.C. Starck CEO Dr. Meier. "In recent years, Dr. Reiß has already played a major role in the worldwide expansion of our powder business and successfully headed various site optimization projects," he continued.
Read the full press release at http://www.hcstarck.com/en/html/default/ae23e4b64b2595c8014b35532bd806c6.html.
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