Wintersteiger appoints new CEO and CTO

Harold Kostka, the new CEO (left), and Thomas Fürkötter, the new CTO (right)

On 1 Jan 2024, Wintersteiger Holding has appointed a new CEO, Harold Kostka, previously the CFO of the company since 2014.

According to a press release by Wintersteiger, Kostka will exercise a dual role as CEO and CFO. Kostka takes over from Dr Florestan von Boxberg, who had led the company as CEO for the last seven years.

Boxberg himself will join the Supervisory Board of the Wintersteiger Holding at the next annual general meeting.

Thomas Fürkötter is also joining the Wintersteiger Management Board to take up the newly created role of CTO with immediate effect.

With over 20 years of experience in international supply chain projects at Karl Mayer, SAF-Holland, Magna Electronics, Schaeffler, and other well-respected firms, Fürkötter is ideally equipped to improve productivity at Wintersteiger and continue to advance the drive towards digitalisation.

His specialty in integrating and industrialising corporate acquisitions will play a key role, as Kostka sees both new acquisitions and organic growth as significant aspects of Wintersteiger’s future strategy.

“Since 2019 we have made seven successful acquisitions that have allowed us to secure our position as the global market leader in niche segments,” said Kostka.

Based in Ried im Innkreis, Austria, Wintersteiger employs 1,200 people and records annual sales of roughly €250m. The corporate group is targeting an annual turnover of €400m by 2027.

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