Saerbeck, 3 July 2018 – Effective 1 July 2018, SAERTEX has realigned the operational management of the group. For this purpose, the company has transferred management to the SAERTEX Global Executive Board with Christoph Geyer as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Christoph Geyer has been a member of the SAERTEX Group managing board since October 2016 in the role of Chief Sales Officer (CSO) and, in future, will also be responsible for the global sales activities of the company in addition to his new role as CEO. The other members of the Global Executive Board are Dr. Guido Kritzler as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Dietmar Möcke as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
At JEC WORLD 2018 in Paris, SAERTEX is presenting a newly-developed glass-fiber reinforcement material that will be used for the production of wind-turbine rotor blades. The unidirectional high-strength fabric achieves tensile strengths that are up to 20% higher. In addition, the process of laying-up the fabric in the component without wrinkles is significantly improved, thereby shortening the lay-up time.