Change in the Management Board of Zellstoff Pöls AG
*Vienna, 9 July 2018. *With effect from 1 July 2018, Andreas Rauscher has been appointed Chief Technical Officer and CEO of Zellstoff Pöls AG. Ingrid Gruber – Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since 2016 – and Andreas Rauscher now form the new Management Board team together.
Andreas Rauscher (52) studied process engineering at the Graz University of Technology and holds a Master of Business Administration from the Johannes Kepler University Linz. Born in Zeltweg, Rauscher started his career at Hallein Papier AG, then transferred to the magazine producer MD Papier GmbH in Bavaria and back to Austria to UPM Austria GmbH.
Following that, he managed the Schwedt plant of UPM Deutschland Papier GmbH until 2013. In 2013 the manager joined the specialty paper manufacturer delfortgroup AG, where he held the position of Executive Managing Director at the subsidiary Tervakoski Oy in Finland for about four and a half years before transferring to the group’s headquarters in Traun as Head of Corporate Manufacturing and Technical Affairs at the end of 2017. Rauscher is married with two children.
“Throughout his career, Andreas Rauscher has repeatedly demonstrated leadership competence coupled with customer orientation and innovation power as well as cost awareness. We are pleased to welcome him as the new CEO of Zellstoff Pöls AG. We wish the Management Board team consisting of Andreas Rauscher and Ingrid Gruber all the best and every success,” said Kurt Maier, CEO Heinzel Group.
Heinzel Group, which is united under the Heinzel Holding umbrella, is one of the biggest producers of market pulp and packaging papers in Central and Eastern Europe with its industrial locations Zellstoff Pöls, Laakirchen Papier (both Austria), Raubling Papier (Germany) and Estonian Cell (Estonia). Magazine paper rounds off the group’s range. Its trade area includes Wilfried Heinzel AG, a globally active pulp, paper and board trading company, and Europapier International AG, the leading paper wholesale company in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition, Bunzl & Biach GmbH is the largest and most important recycled paper company in Austria and a top wholesaler in Central and Eastern Europe. Heinzel Group’s successful growth is based on meeting the highest customer demands with regard to quality and efficiency.
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