New Managing Director Technology & Engineering at Arburg
On April 1 2014, Heinz Gaub takes up his duties as Managing Director Technology & Engineering at Arburg, Lossburg, Germany. He succeeds Herbert Kraibühler, who has retired after 50 years of service to the company. The handover was planned long in advance, enabling Heinz Gaub to spend nine months of intensive preparation for his new responsibilities.
Gaub studied mechanical engineering, specializing in production technology, at the Technical University of Berlin, as well as completing an MSc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). He has since gained 15 years of experience in executive positions at medium-sized industrial companies, four years in management at the German Standardisation Institute (DIN) in Berlin, as well as providing consulting to holding companies as an independent industry expert. During his nine-month induction period, Heinz Gaub had the opportunity to familiarize himself with his area of responsibility, which includes Development, Materials Administration, Quality Management and Production with a total of 1,100 employees, and was able to work closely with his predecessor Herbert Kraibühler, who spent 50 years at Arburg.
In 1964, Herbert Kraibühler began training as a machine fitter and subsequently studied precision engineering in Karlsruhe, specializing in plastics technology, thanks to a scholarship from Arburg. In 1972, he joined the company’s Development Department. His further professional path led him via various posts until he assumed the position of Managing Director Technology & Engineering in 1996. Over the course of the five decades, he continuously furthered the development of injection molding technology, extending the product portfolio to include additive manufacturing with the freeformer.
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