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New CEO for Wittmann Battenfeld

Georg Tinschert, the long-standing managing director and CEO of the Austria-based processing and auxiliary equipment supplier, is retiring at the end of March to be succeeded by Rainer Weingraber.


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March 5, 2019 by Canadian Plastics

From left: Rainer Weingraber, Dr. Werner Wittmann, and Georg Tinschert.

Georg Tinschert, the long-standing managing director and CEO of Austria-based processing and auxiliary equipment supplier Wittmann Battenfeld, is retiring at the end of March.

Tinschert will be succeeded by industry veteran Rainer Weingraber, who once held a management position with Canada’s Magna International Inc.

In addition to Magna, Weingraber, an industrial engineer, has worked for DaimlerChrysler, Siemens and, most recently, the Haas Group, where he was a managing director for several years in Austria as well as in other countries.

“With Rainer Weingraber, the Wittmann Group will have a top executive who will give the company new impulses from his knowledge and management experience,” Dr. Werner Wittmann, managing partner of the Wittmann Group, said.

Tinschert was appointed CEO of Wittmann Battenfeld, which is headquartered in Kottingbrunn, Austria, in 2007.

Headquartered in Vienna, the Wittmann Group makes injection molding machines, robots, and peripheral equipment for the plastics processing industry. It consists of two main divisions: Wittmann Battenfeld and Wittmann. They jointly operate eight production plants in five countries, with additional sales and service companies that operate 34 facilities around the world.