With the retirement of Joachim Metzmacher, Gerhard Stangl, previously Vice President Production at the large-tonnage machine plant St. Valentin (Austria), will join the management board as of July 1st, 2023. As Chief Production Officer (CPO), he will take over the production agendas of the Engel Group.
After 17 years with the company, Joachim Metzmacher, Chief Production Officer, will retire. Under his leadership, the company conducted its most significant investment program. More than 375 million Euros were invested in the expansion and modernization of the global production plants. "We would like to thank Mr. Metzmacher for his outstanding and very successful work over the past years. We wish him all the best for the new phase in his life", says Stefan Engleder, CEO of the Engel Group.
On July 1st, 2023, Gerhard Stangl, previously Vice President Production large-tonnage Machines in St. Valentin, will succeed Mr. Metzmacher as CPO on the management board. "Mr. Stangl has been with Engel for a long time and has extensive management experience in production. We are pleased to have him join the management board," says Stefan Engleder.
Gerhard Stangl studied Mechanical Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology. In 2006 he started as Vice President Production Small and Medium-d Machines at the plant in Schwertberg (Austria). He then moved on to managing the large machine plant in St. Valentin, and he is now - after ten years - returning to the headquarters in Schwertberg.
Gerhard Stangl becomes Chief Production Officer as of July 1st, 2023