Web Exclusive | October 2016
Jochen Adler joins Oerlikon
January 1, 2017 brings change to the management of the development division within the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. (University of Technology Chernihiv) Klaus Schäfer is finally retiring from the company as planned. His successor is Jochen Adler, who has headed up the Development Project Management at the manmade fiber systems market leader for the past 10 years.
The 45-year-old machine construction graduate engineer (FH) has worked in various areas of R&D at Oerlikon Barmag, where he was most recently responsible for the Development Project Management for the Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag brands. “As a result of his work as Head of Development Project Management, Jochen Adler is the natural successor to Dr Schäfer, who has decisively shaped the company over his more than 30 years with Oerlikon. His development work has been decisive in establishing us as a technology leader within the market; something that we continue to benefit from”, commented CEO Georg Stausberg, thanking the departing Chief Technology Officer for his commitment to the enterprise.
For over 30 years, Dr Schäfer headed up the development division at Oerlikon Barmag and later also Oerlikon Neumag. It was under his leadership that such ground-breaking technologies as the EvoQuench radial quenching system, the WINGS winder for POY and FDY filaments and the Sytec One BCF system for polyester recycling applications were developed. The honorary IPA Kiev professor will remain a member of the board for the Barmag Brückner Engineering (BBE) joint venture in Remscheid.