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New Managing Director joins IMA's leadership team

“Mr. Rinke’s appointment as Managing Director is a big step towards the future and is in line with our commitment to providing sustainable solutions. Having him in our team increases our competence in machine and plant manufacturing significantly and helps IMA to realign and further develop its products in this field”, explains Rüdiger Schliekmann, Managing Partner of IMA Klessmann GmbH - Holzbearbeitungssysteme.

For more than nineteen years Andreas Rinke has worked in the field of mechanical design at one of the most successful machine and plant manufacturers in the world. Recently he acted as an advisor to several international machine and plant manufacturers to help them innovate their technological processes and re-position themselves in the market. He sees his main task in further strengthening and expanding IMA’s technological leadership in a very competitive environment. “It allures me to convert sophisticated customer demands into practical solutions with a good team and thus contribute actively to paving the way for a successful development of the company”, says Rinke.

Andreas Rinke is 55 years old, married and has three children.