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Voith Paper announces new chief technology officer


February 15, 2022
By P&PC Staff

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Dr. Michael Weiss, chief technology officer at Voith Paper (Photo: Voith)

Voith Paper has announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Weiss as its chief technology officer and member of the management board, effective from February 1.

Until recently, Weiss was serving as the vice-president of business and research. He took over his new role from Frank Opletal who has retired after working for 38 years at Voith Paper. Weiss reports directly to Andreas Endters, president and CEO of Voith Paper.

“As the technology leader and full-line supplier, Voith Paper has always been a reliable partner for its customers when it comes to breaking new ground. Especially today, the paper industry needs more innovations to make production more efficient and sustainable. With his experience and his visionary view of the possibilities that lie in the sustainable material paper, we are pleased to appoint Michael Weiss to the Voith Paper management board,” said Endters.

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Weiss joined the company in 2006 as a development engineer and has held several key positions since then, contributing to the development of pioneering technologies and innovations.

Since 2017, Weiss led the company’s innovation management, the simulation department and the central laboratory as the vice-president of business and research.

In his new role, Weiss is expected to leverage his experience in research and development to drive Voith Paper’s innovation strategy around the differentiation criteria of sustainability, efficiency and full-line supplier. His primary goal will be to lead the efforts to find answers to the megatrends of sustainability and digitalization and to make them usable for the paper industry.