ViscoTec has announced that company managing director, Georg Senftl will retire at the end of this year.
Born in Upper Bavaria, he graduated from high school in Mühldorf and then studied electrical engineering with a focus on automation technology at the Technical University of Munich. His first professional steps took him to Munich-based companies active in the electronics and automotive sectors. However, his strong family roots in his homeland prompted him to look for a job in the region. He found it in 1994 at Resch Maschinenbau in Töging as a sales engineer for progressive cavity pumps.
In 1997, the pump department at Resch was separated as a standalone unit. And so, Senftl, together with Vinzenz Gantenhammer, was appointed managing director of the newly founded ViscoTec Pumpen- u. Dosiertechnik. After the first economically difficult few years, the ViscoTec endless piston principle became established, and the advantages of the technology became known in the dosing technology market - especially the introduction of the preeflow brand in 2008 and the associated portfolio, which brought the desired growth for ViscoTec.
"One of the central ideas is and always has been a distinctive, real customer proximity,” said says Senftl about the further development of ViscoTec. “In order to be able to offer our international customers excellent service and advice, sales subsidiaries were established in the USA, Singapore, China, India and France starting in 2009. These subsidiaries make a significant contribution to the revenue, which now exceeds €60 million.”
asked what motivated him to stay at ViscoTec from its inception until his retirement, Senftl said: "For me, there was no reason to change. There is no more interesting work with such exciting tasks, where you never get bored and with which you also achieve the hoped-for success."
Senftl wishes his successor, Franz Kamhuber and his former co-managing director Martin Stadler ‘a lucky touch’ in all decisions, so that ViscoTec will continue to grow and prosper in the future.
His final piece of advice to all colleagues is: "Take the customers' wishes seriously and make them happy. But also make sure that there is enough room for family, friends and enjoying life besides work!"