AICHELIN Holding GmbH Appoints New CEO

One of the world’s largest new furnace builders, AICHELIN Holding GmbH has just appointed a new CEO as we can see in this very interesting press release.

AICHELIN Group – Change in Holding management

“An experienced industry manager, Dipl. Ing. Christian Grosspointner will take over from Dr. Peter Schobesberger in the coming weeks, taking charge of the future shaping of the global player specializing in heat treatment. Dr. Schobesberger will resign after over 23 years with the company, during which he held various management positions at AICHELIN. Under his leadership, the group has advanced to one of the largest international heat treatment specialists in the industry.

It’s the end of an era at AICHELIN. Dr. Peter Schobesberger, who has overseen the long-established company for 23 years, and who was acting most recently as CEO of AICHELIN Group since 2011, will go into well-earned retirement in summer 2022. He will, however, remain connected to the company, by becoming part of the advisory board of AICHELIN Holding as of March 2023. His place as CEO of AICHELIN Holding GmbH will be taken by Dipl. Ing. Christian Grosspointner, a trained industrial engineer with a wide range of experience in the management of manufacturing companies in the international mechanical and plant engineering industry as well as in metal processing.

“With Christian Grosspointner, we were able to find an expert with experience in the industry and with proven management qualities, who will continue our successful international path. This succession has been thoroughly planned, and I am very happy to pass on the company to such capable hands,” says Peter Schobesberger, outgoing CEO of AICHELIN Group.

Christian Grosspointner has joined the company in early March; the hand over will be a continuous transition until the summer. “I am very excited to be taking over the management of such a long-established company, and to foster the advancement of AICHELIN Group and its subsidiaries together with such an experienced team,” says Christian Grosspointner.

Like his predecessor, the designated CEO is from Upper Austria; he is married and has three children. In his free time, he enjoys sports; he is a passionate marathon runner and loves going on ski tours.”

Christian Grosspointner will take over the management of AICHELIN Group from Peter Schobesberger, who will retire in summer 2022 (from left to right).

After 23 years with the company, Peter Schobesberger will hand over the management of AICHELIN Group to Christian Grosspointner (from left to right).

 Christian Grosspointner, Msc, will become the new CEO of AICHELIN Group.

About AICHELIN Group.  As part of Berndorf AG, AICHELIN Group is a leading provider of heat treatment solutions, such as industrial furnaces, induction hardening plants, industrial gas burners systems, control and automation systems, industry-4.0 solutions as well as services. The AICHELIN headquarters are located in Mödling near Vienna. The company’s roots date back to 1868. The long -established brand AICHELIN, as well as AFC-Holcroft, EMA Indutec, SAFED, BOSIO and NOXMAT, make up the group and together employ more than 1,000 people. AICHELIN Group ranges among the world’s top 3 heat treatment companies. AICHELIN’s subsidiaries in Europe are located in Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland; the worldwide presence of the company includes subsidiaries and branch offices in China, India and the US, as well as a sales network in 22 more countries.

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