THALHEIM BEI WELS, Austria—Rico Group GmbH, acquired by Semperit A.G. Holding in August, will move forward with Thomas Aichberger as CEO.
Aichberger previously was manager of Semperit's purchasing department for five years and also has held engineering and management positions at the automotive supplier Nemak and the mining group Sandvik.
Aichberger officially became CEO Aug. 1.
"The goal of offering our customers a technically convincing solution and supporting them along the way to the finished product is pursued with great enthusiasm and commitment (at Rico Group)," Aichberger said. "The team effort is impressive."
Aichberger has a background in engineering and two decades of experience in global production companies and supply chains.
Already Aichberger said he has visited Rico sites in Switzerland and the U.S.
"With its new owner, Rico will continue the growth strategy it has pursued to date, benefiting from both unchanged independence and support from Semperit," the company said.
Rico will look to expand production at all its sites, Aichberger said.
"The planned qualification and recruiting initiatives have a very high priority for us as a management team," he said. "After all, this is the only way we can successfully implement our growth plans."