On 1 March 2016, Markus Wachter assumed the leadership of the Hamburg-based HF TireTech Group's Extrusion and Tire Building Machinery business units, which were merged into one organizational unit as a consequence of management changes.
Having graduated in electrical and industrial engineering, Markus Wachter has held a number of management positions within the Goodyear Dunlop corporation over the past 20 years. His professional background lies in engineering, as well as in factory planning and organization.
Starting in 2006, he was Plant Manager/Manufacturing Director in the tire plants in Wittlich (Germany), Amiens South (France) and most recently in Fürstenwalde (Germany). The 45-year old has an excellent network within the tire industry and has acquired extensive international and intercultural knowledge through his many years of experience.
"The HF Group stands for performance, reliability, profitability and close partnership with customers. These are precisely the characteristics I will apply to the conduct of my management responsibilities. I am therefore delighted to have the opportunity to act on behalf of HF Hamburg on a worldwide basis. Furthermore, I find it very exciting that the HF Group combines all the competences, expertise and experience required to produce machinery for UHP production under one roof ", says Markus Wachter.
HF Tire Tech Group's Managing Directors, Mr. Guenter Simon and Mr. Jens Beutelspacher: "We are happy, with Markus Wachter, to have gained a proven expert in the production of ultra high performance tires. His managerial skills, which he has acquired in a number of different stages throughout his career, as well as his wealth of experience, will ensure that our successful growth in the Extrusion Technology and Tire Building Machinery business units continues!"
Markus Wachter is the Executive Vice President of HF TireTech Group's Extrusion & Tire Building Machine Technology
Released: European Rubber Journal; Newsletter, April 20, 2016