With the election of Mrs Regina Brückner,, Managing Associate of Brückner Trockentechnik,, for the first time in its long history the VDMA Textile Machinery Association will be chaired by a woman. On the occasion of the members´ meeting of the Association in Lindau (Lake of Constance), the businesswoman from Leonberg (13 km West of Stuttgart) has been elected in place of Fritz P Mayer, Associate of Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik. Mayer, who led the Textile Machinery Association since 2008 as chairperson, will remain active for the textile sector and has been elected Vice-Chairperson by the new board during its inaugural meeting. In this office he will devote special attention to the European and international relations of the Textile Machinery Association.
And Fritz P. Mayer´s comment on the election: ¨I am very pleased that Regina Brückner,, an experienced businesswoman, becomes my successor. She managed to lead the family enterprise of Brückner, through any terrain throughout the last 15 years. Furthermore she proved her competent leadership since 2008 as Vice-Chairperson of the Textile Machinery Association. I am convinced that Brückner will be an excellent Chairperson and I look forward to our cooperation at the Board to be continued.¨
Brückner is one of the world´s leading manufacturers of systems for dry textile finishing. With Brückner machinery, textiles like apparel, bed linen or curtains are finished, impregnated and dried after the dying and printing process. Also the most different technical textiles are coated and finished on Brückner machines. In this way, glass fibres, nonwovens and carpets get their final polish. At two German sites, the Swabian Leonberg and the Bavarian Tittmoning, 330 staff members generate a turnover of roundabout 80 million Euros. About 90 representations and service stations worldwide can be added.
The executive board for the three-year period until 2017 is composed of: Regina Brückner, BRÜCKNER rockentechnik (Chairperson), Fritz P. Mayer, Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik (Vice-Chairperson), Johann Philipp Dilo, Oskar Dilo Maschinenfabrik, Michael Ebeling, Lindauer DORNIER, Arno Gärtner, Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik, Roland Hampel, A Monforts Textilmaschinen, Markus Kleindorp, Memminger-Iro, Stefan Kroß, Oerlikon Barmag Zweigniederlassung der Oerlikon Textile, Daniel Lippuner, Saurer, Andreas Lukas, Andritz Küsters, Benjamin Mayer, Mayer & Cie, Andreas Schellhammer, H. Stoll, Eric Schöller, Groz-Beckert, Peter Schulz, Rieter Ingolstadt, Verena Thies, THIES, Heinrich Trützschler, Trützschler.