Date of birth: 03.02.1960
- Outstanding knowledge of strategy, restructuring and change management processes in listed and privately owned companies as CEO.
- Wide expertise in global marketing; my favourite area, as I am a strong believer that company success is mostly generated at the customer end.
- Substantial experience in leading international teams of various scopes; I enjoy working in heterogeneous teams.
- Sound understanding of the whole value chain from supply to production and marketing, and latterly as CEO over the last decade.
|02/2016||Lecturer at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna|
|10/2013||Consulting and Reorganisation|
|2010-2013||Hasslacher Holding GmbH (Timber industry, € 250m sales), CEO
Turned a private owned company into an industrial-minded and managed entity
|1997-2010||StoraEnso Timber Austria (part of a global pulp and paper group in Helsinki, 35.000 employees), CEO
Ran a cost-efficiency programme for 4 mills in Austria, 2 mills in the Czech Republic, 1 mill in Germany
|1994-1997||Frantschach Group (today MONDI Pulp & Paper), MD of the saw mill
Turnaround of a saw mill in southern Austria
|1989-1994||Raiffeisen Organization in Vienna (Cooperative), Head of Timber Department
Optimized the raw material sales of the members of the cooperative
|1980-1983||Walter Kainz (Harvesting Company), Head of Technical Department in my father’s firm
Developed logging techniques and cost calculation programs; organized the harvesting sites
|2002-2003||Executive Programme, Helsinki School of Economics at StoraEnso, Vienna, Düsseldorf, Helsinki, Shanghai|
|1990-1993||University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Dissertation: Trading Function and Logistics|
|1983-1989||University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Diploma: Harvesting Companies|
|1974-1979||Higher Technical School for Timber Engineers, HTK Kuchl, Salzburg, Austria|
|2004-2013||President of proHolz Austria, the main advertising platform for the industry|
|2000-2013||Executive Member of the Austrian Timber Industry Association|
My mother tongue is German and I am fluent in English. When I am not at work, one of my favourite pastimes is watching vintage car rallies. I also like historical cars because they tell you so much about technical evolution.