Sebastian Dombos is taking over as Managing Director of Engel Deutschland GmbH at the Nuremberg location on 1 April 2021. He succeeds Ralf Christofori, who is retiring on this date. In order to prepare for the generational change with foresight, Dombos already joined Engel in Nuremberg as Sales Manager in February 2020.
"I am looking forward to further expanding Engel's strong market position in Germany as well as our proximity to customers with a very well-coordinated team, and to gearing ourselves up for the challenges that the future will bring," says Sebastian Dombos. "My goal is to continue with highly customer-oriented management." To achieve this, the new managing director is relying on close cooperation with the other subsidiaries in the DACH region. In addition, the further digitalisation of processes would play an important role, Dombos says.
Sebastian Dombos, Managing Director of Engel Deutschland GmbH
Ralf Christofori was the head of the sales and service subsidiary of the Austrian injection moulding machine manufacturer and system solutions provider for more than 20 years. Christofori, who has a degree in electrical engineering, already brought a great deal of knowledge in both the field of plastics processing and automation technology with him when he joined the Engel Group. "With his extensive experience, but above all his visionary thinking, Ralf Christofori has been instrumental in the continuous expansion of Engel's market presence and steadily increasing success in Germany from the very beginning. He is a loyal and dedicated leader," as Dr. Christoph Steger, CSO of the Engel Group, emphasises. "We would like to thank Mr. Christofori for his unwavering commitment to Engel. The standards he set for himself and for others to always accept only the best performance is a role model for many colleagues. We wish him all the best as he embarks on this new phase of life."
Sebastian Dombos studied mechanical engineering and industrial engineering and can draw on almost 20 years of experience in the plastics industry. At Engel in Nuremberg, he will be responsible for 75 employees in the sales, customer service, training and administration divisions. The subsidiary is active in the German federal states of Bavaria and Saxony as well as in part of Thuringia.
Germany is one of Engel's largest target markets and is of particular strategic importance due to its massive technology orientation. With a total of four locations in Nuremberg, Hanover, Hagen and Stuttgart, Engel is close to its customers in all regions of Germany.