Thomas Zenker, previously works manager at the Götzis site, will assume responsibility for the "Operations" division with immediate effect and will also act as management spokesman. Thomas Müller will be the general manager responsible for development of the product range in the future. The new head of internal services will be André Stiller. The previous general manager, Christoph Walter, has made a personal decision to leave the company.

GRASS, the manufacturer of movement systems from Vorarlberg, has experienced positive development over the years. The company has now decided to reorganise its structure and reshuffle its management team. Thomas Zenker (Dipl.-Ing.) will assume responsibility for the "Operations" division with immediate effect and will also act as management spokesman. The 50-year-old has successfully headed the production facilities in Götzis for two years. Thomas Müller (Dipl.-Ing.), part of the management team, will in future bear responsibility for the new "Products" division which has been formed from the combined product development and product management divisions to enable full focus on the company's innovative power.

Additionally, André Stiller (techn. Dipl.-Kfm.) will be a new member of the GRASS management team. He is an experienced finance expert who will take over the Internal Services division and will therefore be responsible for Controlling, Financial Accounting, Human Resources and IT. André Stiller was previously CFO of the Würth Elektronik/ICS Group, part of the Würth Group. As an interim measure the Sales and Marketing divisions will be headed by Sales Manager Andreas Vogel. This post will be filled by a new manager by the end of the year.

Previous general manager Christoph Walter has made a personal decision to leave the company at the end of July. After 18 years of committed service to the company he has decided to take on a new challenge. The Supervisory Board would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his many years of untiring service to the GRASS Group and wishes him all the very best for the future.

Thomas Zenker will drive forward coordination between the individual company sites, strengthen GRASS as a group and make better use of existing potential. In his view the excellent order situation is also a challenge for the Production team that can only be mastered with concerted efforts. The GRASS strategy implemented in 2015 will be resolutely continued: "We are only restructuring our organisation to secure the current market success in the future," he explains.

Image: The new management team of the manufacturer of movement systems
GRASS (from left): André Stiller, Thomas Zenker and Thomas Müller.