Durst has appointed Wolfgang Knotz as its new technical managing director of its Austrian branch.

The industrial and mechanical engineering graduate joins Andreas Unterhofer, who will continue as the commercial managing director and take on new responsibilities in HR development for the company.

Christoph Gamper, CEO and co-owner of Durst Group, said, ‘Durst Austria is and will remain an essential part of the Durst Group, and we want to continue to grow in the coming years. For me, the appointment of Wolfgang Knotz as technical managing director is the logical consequence for this objective, as he has contributed a great deal to the development of the company’s location in Lienz with his expertise. We are proud to be able to fill this key role with an employee from our own ranks.’

After joining Durst Austria in 2013, Mr Knotz took over as the head of assembly and shortly after that as head of the general production. Since 2016, he has been responsible for optimising the digital printing systems as head of the development department in Lienz. In April 2021, he was appointed chief technology officer together with Georg Großrubatscher in Brixen.

Mr Knotz said, ‘I am very pleased about the recognition of my achievements at Durst Austria and Durst Group. We will continue to develop the Lienz location and are already recognised here, with our innovations in digital printing, as technology leader in the packaging industry.’