H.C. Starck GmbH is expanding its Executive Board to include the new position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The position has been given to Michael Reiß, who will be part of the H.C. Starck Group Executive Board together with President and CEO Andreas Meier, CFO Matthias Schmitz, and Executive Board members Dmitry Shashkov and Edmar Allitsch.
H.C. Starck GmbH has expanded its Executive Board to include the new position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with the appointment of Michael Reiß as of 1 February 2015.
In his new position, Reiß will be part of the H.C. Starck Group Executive Board together with President and CEO Andreas Meier, CFO Matthias Schmitz, and Executive Board members Dmitry Shashkov and Edmar Allitsch.
“H.C. Starck is a company driven by innovation and technology, so adding the position of Chief Technology Officer to the Executive Board is a logical step in strengthening the H.C. Starck Group in the best possible way through optimized technological and long-term alignment of the production sites,” said Engelbert Heimes, Chairman of the Supervisory Board. “We are pleased to have been able to bring Reiß on board for this challenging role,” he adds.
“Our company’s unique technological expertise, combined with highly efficient production processes, is an important success factor in H.C. Starck’s future development. We are pleased that the Supervisory Board has appointed Reiß, a highly experienced colleague with long-standing experience at H.C. Starck and proven technical expertise,” said H.C. Starck CEO Meier. “In recent years, Reiß has already played a major role in the worldwide expansion of our powder business and successfully headed various site optimization projects,” he continued.
After studying process engineering, a three-year stint as a researcher, and then earning his doctorate at Clausthal University of Technology (Germany), Michael Reiß started his career at H.C. Starck GmbH in 2000 as the Head of Process Optimization and Process Development in the Hart Metal Industry Business Unit. After that, he held various positions with local or global responsibility, acting as Operations Manager, Production Manager, Site Manager, and Technical Director within the H.C. Starck Group.
The H.C. Starck Group is a leading global supplier of technology metals and advanced ceramics, and serves growing industries such as the electronics, chemicals, automotive, medical technology, aerospace, energy technology, and environmental technology industries, as well as engineering companies and tool manufacturers, from its own manufacturing facilities located in Europe, America, and Asia. In 2013, the company had about 2,800 employees in the US, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, China, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan.