Austrian vibration insulation specialist Getzner Werkstoffe has appointed a new Managing Director.
Juergen Rainalter, who has been employed in the company since 2009, took over the role from Dr. Roland Pfefferkorn on 1 July.
After a total of 16 years as Managing Director, Dr. Roland Pfefferkorn handed over the baton to Juergen Rainalter, previously Head of Sales at Getzner.
Founded in 1969 as a subsidiary of Getzner, Mutter & Cie, Getzner Werkstoffe has its headquarters in Buers and is one of the leading global specialists for vibration insulation in the rail, construction and industrial sectors.
The company has been producing materials for the damping and isolation of vibrations since 1975.
Juergen Rainalter said:
“In order to ensure continuity, we have carried out intensive preparation as part of a succession process lasting one and a half years.
“Over the last six years I have already had the opportunity to play a part in developing the company’s strategy.”
Juergen is confident that demand for vibration mitigation solutions will continue to grow:
“People throughout the world are becoming more and more sensitive to vibrations and noise pollution.
“For Getzner especially, it is an advantage that the requirements in this area are increasing and becoming ever more complex, because as a provider of high-quality overall solutions, we can win many points here.
“Solutions that could reduce the life cycle costs of a construction to a huge extent offer further market potential.
“I am working on the assumption that we will be appointing many more staff in Vorarlberg and at other locations in the future.
“Buers will remain the centre of excellence, and in the future we will develop new calculation programmes and services there, as well as producing materials and solutions using our key technologies.”