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Palfinger AG

Palfinger AG

Sector: Overhead Traveling Cranes Hoists And Monorail Systems Region: Austria

: | Vienna Stock Exchange: 75830

Established in 1932, the company has for many years been among the leading international manufacturers of innovative lifting, loading and handling systems in the line of commercial vehicles and ships. As a multinational company group with its headquarters in Salzburg, Austria, PALFINGER has manufacturing and assembly sites in Europe, in North and South America as well as in Asia. Innovation and further internationalisation of products, processes and services form, in addition to greater flexibility, the strategic pillars of the corporate strategy. The company’s main guiding principle is to make customers throughout the world more successful with our market know-how, technological skills and the commitment of our staff.


Mr. Herbert Ortner, DI, CEO - Chief Executive Officer
Born: November 7th, 1968 in St. Leonhard, Austria
Nationality: Austrian Family status: single, 1 child
School/University: Institute of Management, St. Gallen, General Management Programme Degree in Mechanical Engineering (HTBLA) Masters Degree in Technical Chemistry
Foreign languages: English
Professional career: 1996 - 1998 Semperit Techn. Products Ltd. (Semperit Holding AG), Product Manager 1998 - 2000 Semperit Techn. Products Ltd. (Semperit Holding AG), Manager of Business Area 2000 - 2001 Apsys Ltd., Head of Marketing and Sales Department 2001 - 2003 PALFINGER Produktionstechnik, Managing director, Head of Service Department 2003 - 2008 PALFINGER AG, Chief Marketing Officer
PALFINGER AG: Chief Marketing Officer
Joined the PALFINGER Group: 01.09.2001
Mr. Christoph Kaml, Mag., CFO - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Christoph Kaml, Mag. CFO - Chief Financial Officer
read more Born: 25.01.1974 in Salzburg
Nationality: Austria Family status: married, 2 children
School/University: degree high school university degree in business administration
Foreign languages: English
Professional career: 1999 - 2000 Gemini Consulting, Consultant 2000 - 2001 Avelion Management, Managing director 2001 - 2004 TCO Transition Company, Authorized representative and project manager 2004 - 2005 PALFINGER AG, Corporate Development 2006 - 2008 PALFINGER Inc., Area Manager North America since 2009 PALFINGER AG, Chief Financial Officer
Joined the PALFINGER Group:15.07.2004
Mr. Martin Zehnder, DI, MBA, COO - Chief Operating Officer
Born: 18.08.1967 in Visp, Switzerland
Nationality: Swiss Family status: Married, 2 children
School/University: Schaffhausen Middle School Vocational Technical High School Schaffhausen Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Diploma in Engineering Sciences Executive MBA
Foreign languages: English, French
Professional career: 1984 - 1996 ALSTOM AG (Railroad vehicles), Project Engineer responsible for gangways between railroad cars, Development Engineer responsible for railroad bodies / trucks, Job training in machine mechanics 1996 - 2000 SCHWAB Vekehrstechnik AG, Director of Development 2000 - 2005 KEYSTONE EUROPE AMSTED INDUSTRIES, Managing Director, production plant France, Technical Sales, Marketing and Project Management for developing a new generation of products 2005 - 2007 PALFINGER AG, Managing Director of Global Manufacturing, all manufacturing plants worldwide since 2008 PALFINGER AG Chief Operating Officer
Joined the PALFINGER Group: 01.05.2005
Mr. Wolfgang Pilz, Ing., CMO - Chief Marketing Officer
Born: July 7th, 1959 in Schwarzach, Austria
Nationality: Austrian Family status: divorced, 1 child
School/University: Degree in Mechanical Engineering (HTBLA)
Foreign languages: English, Spanish
Professional career: 1980 – 1984 Several positions in water recycling and electronic engineering company 1984 – 1986 PALFINGER Europe GmbH, Sales Department 1986 – 1990 PALFINGER Europe GmbH, Area Sales Manager for Scandinavia, Benelux, Southern Europe 1990 – 1997 PALFINGER Krantechnik, Sales Manager 1997 – 2003 PALFINGER Krantechnik, Managing Director Since 2003 PALFINGER AG Chief Marketing Officer
Joined the PALFINGER Group: 13.02.1984

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