Extrusion International USA 3-2021

18 Extrusion International 3/2021 INDUSTRY NEWS SIKORA AG www.sikora.net „ Vecoplan AG continues to grow with innovations and new products. The English subsidiary Vecoplan Limited has wel- comed two new members to its team. This will enable the Personnel Expansion for Sales Team Vecoplan AG www.vecoplan.com company to provide even more comprehensive support for its customers. As the International Area Sales Manager for the Recycling/Waste Division, Ruben Maistry will draw upon his extensive and in-depth knowledge of the recycling industry to support customers and agents all over the world. Vecoplan customers will bene fi t from his 12+ years of experience in the metal and waste recycling industry and his extensive knowl- edge of plant engineering. GarethBray isalsonewtotheRecycling |WasteDivision.AtVeco- plan Limited, hewill serve customers throughout the UKmarket in his role as Area Sales Manager, focusing on the material and energy recycling of waste and plastics, data and fi le destruction, and the consistent expansion of the Waste-2-Energy sector. He can look back on around 25 years of experience in recycling. Harry Prunk „ As announced by the Supervisory Board of SIKORA, Har- ry Prunk leaved the SIKORA Board on March 31, 2021 after more than 45 years of very successful work. He has shaped the development of the company and contributed signi fi - cantly to the success of the brand. Harry Prunk started his career at SIKORA in 1975 directly after fi nishing his studies in electronics as the third employee with the company founder Harald Sikora. 11 years later he was appointed Managing Director of SIKORA Industrieelektronik GmbH. In 1981, he founded the fi rst subsidiary for SIKORA, SIKORA International Corp. in California, USA. Since 1996 he has been a shareholder of the company SIKORA Since the transformation of the company into SIKORA AG in 2002, Harry Prunk has been a Member of the Management Board, which he chaired from 2011 to 2015. “We thank Harry Prunk for more than four decades full of outstanding achievements for our company, for the close cooperation with customers in the wire and cable, hose and tube as well as plastics industry and for his persistent commit- ment in building up the SIKORA subsidiaries and representa- tives”, says Prof. Dr. Thomas Sikora, chairman of the Supervi- sory Board of SIKORA AG. “The many years of wonderful and trustful cooperation will remain unforgotten.” Dr. Christian Frank, CEO at SIKORA, appreciates his spe- cial commitment: “Harry Prunk understands and embodies SIKORA like hardly anyone else. With him, the company de- veloped many new regions and inspired numerous custom- ers. In the cable industry there is probably nobody who does not know Harry Prunk. I would like to thank him for his pas- Leaving the Board after more than 45 Years sionate commitment, his untiring support of our employees, his valued advice and especially for his valuable friendship.” Since March 1, 2020, Dr. Jörg Wissdorf has been the new Member of the SIKORA Board and of fi cially takes over the succession and responsibilities of Harry Prunk as of April 1, 2021. The graduated Aerospace Engineer previously worked in various leading positions in Sales and Marketing as well as Managing Director at national and international companies. Harry Prunk will remain professionally active after his retire- ment as SIKORA Board Member and will realize new, chal- lenging projects as Consultant for Corporate Development with a focus on management and internationalization. GarethBray is nowanewmember of theUKVecoplan sales team (Photocredits: Vecoplan) Inhis newroleas International Area SalesManager, Ruben Maistrywill serve customers and agents in the internationalmarket