The Berndorf Band Group, a full-range supplier of steel belts and steel belt systems, has announced changes to their management team and organisational structure.
As of 1 Jan 2022, two people from the company’s own ranks took the helm. Alexander Leutner and Gernot Binder are now pooling their international know-how, making strategic decisions together, and focusing on “winning together” within the group.
Alexander Leutner joined the company based in Lower Austria in 2014, where he worked as executive vice-president of the International Commercial Division until the end of 2021 when he stepped up to be one part of the management duo.
With a Master’s degree in law, he brings international experience to the table, having previously worked for global companies for many years.
Gernot Binder, also CEO of the group, is a graduate engineer for mechanical engineering, having gained his first professional experience in a technical company in the Triesting valley in Lower Austria.
This was followed by a career within Berndorf, where he started in 1996 as service and training manager. After two multi-year terms in the management of Berndorf’s overseas companies in the US, he returned to Austria in 2014. He headed Berndorf Band Engineering as president until the end of 2021.
Both CEOs of the Berndorf Band Group agree when it comes to the future of the international company: “Technology is evolving rapidly. That’s why we need to make innovation scalable and apply agile business practices to ensure our company remains ahead of the game.”
The company supports its customers with advice and complete solutions from a single source and wants to learn and grow together with them. For Binder, this can only be achieved with the best employees: “We want to encourage and inspire our staff to develop innovative ideas and deliver carefully considered customer solutions and excellent service.”
Leutner added: “We achieve this through our qualified employees, a unified market presence, good leadership, technological progress, modern working methods, digital opportunities, efficiency and cost management, and attentive governance of the organisation.”
Besides a new management team, the company is also restructuring to be able to react to the best of its ability to future challenges. For example, it has implemented its own Product Management team at the headquarters in Lower Austria. In doing this, it wants to offer more customised products, ensure an optimum production process, and be a competent contact partner.
Furthermore, the company has decided to introduce a new Business Development department to further develop the steel belt systems. It will focus on recognising trends, to be up to date and to continuously develop its belt systems.