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Fritz Mayer appointed as new chairman of VDMA
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Jun '08
Fritz P. Mayer, Managing Partner of Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, has been elected Chairman of the Textile Machinery Association within VDMA on June 6 in Berlin. Prior to this, the member companies of the Textile Machinery Association had elected their new board of directors for the period until 2011 during their general meeting.

Mayer succeeds to the office Johann Philipp Dilo, who has led the Association since 2005. The new board of directors appointed as Vice-Chairmen Heinrich Trützschler, Managing Partner of Trützschler GmbH & Co. KG and Karlheinz Liebrandt, Co-owner of Liba Maschinenfabrik GmbH.

By electing Mayer as Chairman during the constitutive meeting, the board adopted the proposal made by the leaving chairman Philipp Dilo. Long years of experience at the top of a medium-scale company and exposure to the Chinese market are core competencies for a Chairman, Dilo had outlined.

Fritz P. Mayer has participated in the management of Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik since 1980. The company founded in 1937 in the Hessian Obertshausen (abt. 30 km East of Frankfurt) is the world's leading manufacturer of warp knitting and Raschel machines. Today, Karl Mayer has 3,000 employees in Germany, Brazil, China, Great Britain, Italy, Japan and the US.

The executive board for the three-year period to 2011 is composed of:

Mrs. Regina Brückner, Brückner Trockentechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Johann Phillip Dilo, Oskar Dilo Maschinenfabrik KG, Michael Ebeling, Lindauer Dornier GmbH, Siegfried Eibner, ProCtec GmbH, Roland Hampel, A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, Stefan Kross, Oerlikon Barmag Zweigniederlassung der Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG, Fritz P. Mayer, Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Rainer Mayer, Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG, Eric Schöller, Groz-Beckert KG, Peter Schulz, Rieter Ingolstadt GmbH, Heinz-Peter Stoll, H. Stoll GmbH & Co. KG, Erich Thies, Thies GmbH & Co. KG, Heinrich Trützschler, Trützschler GmbH & Co. KG und Dr. Carsten Voigtländer, Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG.

The following gentlemen have been elected Cematex Delegates of the Textile Machinery Association by the board: Fritz P. Mayer, Erich Thies, Heinrich Trützschler and Dr. Carsten Voigtländer.

Furthermore the managing committee of the Walter Reiners-Stiftung (Foundation for the promotion of talented young German textile machinery engineers) has been elected: Peter D. Dornier, CEO of Lindauer Dornier, has been confirmed as Manager of the foundation. Board members are also Mrs. Regina Brückner, Mr Stefan Kross and Mr. Karlheinz Liebrandt.


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