As the international market and technology leader for complete railway infrastructure systems, around 7,000 employees working under the voestalpine Railway Systems umbrella generated revenue of EUR 1.4 billion during the past business year. This newly created brand is under the leadership of Franz Kainersdorfer who will be working together with Management Board member Dieter Fritz to drive the strategic development of the brand. After joining the voestalpine Group in 1980, Fritz began his career in logistics, construction, and development and advanced to become Head of the Turnout Systems business unit. Several years spent abroad with the Group have taken him to the USA and Australia; a highlight of his achievements has been the successful internationalization of the turnouts business.
The Industrial Systems technology portfolio includes premium wires for the automotive industry, high-tech seamless tubes for oil and gas exploration, and high-quality welding consumables. During the business year 2017/18 the new organizational unit, which is now under the management of Günter Neureiter on the division’s board, generated total revenue of EUR 1.5 billion with a workforce of 5,200 employees. Neureiter began his career in 1990, at voestalpine Turnout Systems, subsequently gaining extensive experience at voestalpine Group sites in the USA and Germany. In 2012 he became head of the Welding Consumables business unit where he was responsible for its reorientation. In addition to Industrial Systems, Neureiter also takes on board responsibility for the entire Metal Engineering Division’s central marketing and digitalization agenda.
Hubert Possegger, member of the Management Board of the division since 2014, left this position of his own accord for health reasons at the end of September. His responsibilities, including Legal, Mergers & Acquisitions, Compliance, as well as Health & Safety, will be taken over by Franz Kainersdorfer and Martin Reisetbauer, CFO of the division. Consequently, as of October 1, 2018, the Management Board of the Metal Engineering Division comprises Franz Kainersdorfer (Chairman), Martin Reisetbauer (CFO), Dieter Fritz, and Günter Neureiter.