Management strengthened

19.11.2020 The machinery and plant manufacturer OLBRICH GmbH enlarges its management team: On 1 October 2020, Esa-Matti Aalto has been appointed chief sales officer (CSO) in the company located in Bocholt, Germany, where he is now responsible for the service and sales departments.

Esa-Matti Aalto.
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Esa-Matti Aalto.

The 45-year old thus strengthens the existing management consisting of Bastian Kuhl (CEO) and Rolf Langkamp (CTO).

From subsidiary Polytype to the mother company

Before, Esa-Matti Aalto was managing director of OLBRICH’s subsidiary Polytype Converting. His change will clearly intensify the already close cooperation between the two companies. Bastian Kuhl and Rolf Langkamp say: “This is a significant step to strengthen the international project business of the complementary business fields of OLBRICH and Polytype under one joint management. We are very pleased that we have gained Esa-Matti Aalto for these tasks. As a ‘real‘, smoothly cooperating team we will now drive the strategic expansion of the international business development forward for both companies all the more successfully.”

Esa-Matti Aalto is also grateful for getting the chance to shape a common future under these changed conditions: „Our aim is to make better use of existing structures than before and to use them for a sustainable expansion of our market position. Our customers will benefit from synergies from our flexible and globally present manufacturing and service organisation, but also from unique research and development centres in Germany and Switzerland where we develop future-oriented technologies for more than 50 sectors and market segments.”

Personal details

Esa-Matti Aalto has been active in machinery and plant manufacturing for almost 20 years, 12 years of which he has already been active in the group of companies around Polytype Converting and OLBRICH. In the year 2008 he changed from Voith Paper to Pagendarm BTT, at that time a 100% subsidiary of Polytype Converting AG. Here he first acted as sales and business development manager, before he was appointed managing director in 2011. In April 2016 he changed to OLBRICH CTH as sales and business development director. In the course of the transition to the newly founded Polytype Converting GmbH he took over the management of the operative business in the field of sales and commercial operations in 2017, before two years later he was finally appointed managing director and member of the board of directors of Polytype Converting.