Handing over the Baton at KRAIBURG Austria

Thorsten Schmidt

KRAIBURG Austria have announced that with effect from 1st of April 2021, Thorsten Schmidt, the long-standing CEO of the company, is, after 36 years of continuous employment, leaving the operative company executive to enter into the passive phase of his semi-retirement.

Changes at the Helm of KRAIBURG Austria

During his career, the 63-year-old has filled several leading positions in Production, Technical Service and Sales. He was appointed CEO at KRAIBURG Austria in 2012.

Schmidt’s successor and the new CEO of KRAIBURG Austria is Stefan Mayrhofer. He will be supported by the previous authorised representative Erwin Hitzginger as deputy CEO.

After posts at Semperit Technical Products and Palfinger, Mayrhofer joined KRAIBURG in 2009 where he initially managed the business with new tyre manufacturers. The company appointed him deputy CEO in 2012.

“I am convinced that, under the new leadership, KRAIBURG Austria will stay a strong and major company in the markets in which they are active and will continue to develop successfully,” said Thorsten Schmidt. “I wish my successor Stefan Mayrhofer great success together with that portion of luck that is sometimes necessary to achieve ambitious goals.”

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

Email: david.wilson@retreadingbusiness.com

Phone: (44) 1270 668 718

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