In the context of the internationalisation of Almatec AG
prescribed in its strategy, Fredy Hertli, successful Managing Director of the company for many years, is transferring overall operational responsibility to Klaus Mahlich
, a highly experienced expert in this field.The change will take effect as of 1 January 2002.From this point Fredy Hertli will be the Deputy of the new CEO, with responsibility for Marketing and Sales, as well as being a member of the Executive Board.
Fredy Hertli, founder of Almatec AG
and Managing Director of the company for many years, is placing overall operational responsibility in new hands, as a proactive succession planning measure.In future as Deputy to the new CEO and as CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) he
will concentrate on Marketing and Sales.His
main task will to be open up the world market as quickly as possible with the help of his
Forty-three year old Klaus Mahlich
will join the Company at the beginning of November.After a two-month induction period he will assume responsibility of Almatec AG as CEO from 1 January 2002, working in close cooperation with Fredy Hertli.Klaus Mahlich
is married with two children.He is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the Academy of Munich.For the past ten years he has worked for the company Knürr AG in Munich, initially as Head of Sales of Communications Technology in Europe.He
gradually took on responsibility for the strategic expansion of the telecommunications side of the business and the outdoor casings and air conditioning departments.In this role he
developed very good relations with all the leading telecommunications companies.From 1996 Klaus Mahlich was Head of Telecommunications, and in 2000 he became a member of the Corporate Executive Board of Knürr AG.
leadership the company was able to more than treble the turnover of this department within two years.We are extremely pleased to be able to welcome such a successful and experienced person into our team, and wish Klaus Mahlich happy beginnings with GE Casings Technology
Over the past 18 years Fredy Hertli has demonstrated admirable application, expertise and flexibility, successfully expanding the company through various different stages of development.With dogged determination and entrepreneurial dexterity he
has brought Almatec AG
from a two-man business into the successful industry that it is today, ready for the next big step - that of internationalisation.For all that he
has done the Executive Board of ALU Menziken Holding AG
offers Fredy Hertli its sincere thanks.