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The new Troester Management Board (f.l.t.r.): Thomas Holzer, Dr. Peter Schmidt (Managing Partner) and Bernd Pielsticker (Source: Troester)

24. March 2021

Troester: Holzer joins Management Board

Troester GmbH & Co. KG announces that Thomas Holzer joined the Management Board of the Hanover-based company on 1 March 2021. In addition to the Managing Partner and CEO Dr. Peter Schmidt and COO Bernd Pielsticker, Thomas Holzer will be responsible for Engineering and Sales. Three people sharing the management responsibility is intended to strengthen sustainability and the knowledge base in the company, while creating new energy for organic growth and innovation.

Thomas Holzer studied Process Engineering in Munich then went on to study Business Management in Reutlingen and Michigan in the USA. Following this, Thomas Holzer started his career in the paper division of the technology company Voith. He held management positions at the company in Germany, Indonesia, Austria, and China, where he was responsible for global projects as well as the service and spare parts business for many years.

Thomas Holzer has comprehensive knowledge in the sale, engineering and project management of special machines, and brings with him a wealth of management and leadership experience. He sees himself as a team player: “I am looking forward to my role at Troester. As part of a strong team, I would like to generate fresh impetus for the further development of Troester 's business areas. I bring with me my international experience to successfully position the company globally in the future. We are living in a time of great challenges that we are tackling with all our strength and for which we are finding sophisticated solutions.”


Troester GmbH & Co. KG is a world leader in mechanical and plant engineering in the fields of rubber and plastics processing, with subsidiaries in the USA, China, and Switzerland. For more than 125 years, the company has secured this leading position through the inventiveness of its employees, perpetual innovation, and its special know-how in the integration of machines into complete systems. Troester’s customers include manufacturers of tires and technical rubber products, the cabling industry as well as manufacturers of special plastic compounds. With an export ratio of approximately 90 %, the Troester Group is at home in all the world’s markets.

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