battenfeld-cincinnati USA: New CEO and new Group Vice President Global Accounts

After introducing its new name at NPE 2012, battenfeld-cincinnati USA has been continually building its strengths (see KWD-globalpipe 443, June 6, 2012). The economic crisis of the past years has been successfully navigated and the company enjoys steady growth prospects.

battenfeld-cincinnati-0KWD-globalpipe, 22.04.2013. Central to its success is the new equipment introduced at NPE 2012. To best serve the needs of global customers, a new position has been created to reflect the complexity of worldwide integrated projects, and the executive team at battenfeld-cincinnati USA has been adjusted to meet those needs.

Group Vice President Global Accounts for battenfeld-cincinnati (photo: battenfeld-cincinnati)
Kurt Waldhauer, new Group Vice President Global Accounts for battenfeld-cincinnati (photo: battenfeld-cincinnati)

Because of its global structure, with five production locations in Europe, the USA and China, the battenfeld-cincinnati group is especially well-suited to fulfill the requirements of international companies that look for the best integrated solution for their production plants.

To efficiently coordinate global projects between entities, battenfeld-cincinnati has created the position of Group Vice President Global Accounts. Effective 1 April 2013, Kurt Waldhauer will assume this post and be responsible for identifying customer needs and handling the participation of battenfeld-cincinnati’s worldwide production facilities in major global projects.

Mr Waldhauer’s previous role as President/CEO of battenfeld-cincinnati USA will be assumed by Grant Flaharty (previously serving as battenfeld-cincinnati USA’s CFO). Mr Flaharty joined the company in 2011 and his extensive global corporate experience along with refined leadership skills have already been a great asset to US operations.

President/CEO of battenfeld-cincinnati USA (photo: battenfeld-cincinnati)
Grant Flaharty, new President/CEO of battenfeld-cincinnati USA (photo: battenfeld-cincinnati)

“2012 has been a good year – we’ve introduced the new company name along with some exciting new products at NPE and customer response has been great,” says Mr Flaharty. “We look forward to continuing this trend in the coming years.”

Contact:s battenfeld-cincinnati Bad Oeynhausen/Wien, www.battenfeld-cincinnati.com / battenfeld-cincinnati USA, www.battenfeld-cincinnati.com/usa   flaharty.g@battenfeld-cincinnati.com usa@battenfeld-cincinnati.com