Organizational Changes at Feinguss Blank

Corporate news Organizational changes at Feinguss Blank

10/22/2019Editor: Isabell Page

Dr. Wolfgang Blank and Hubert Deutsch have been managing directors of the BLANK Group for nine months. A lot has happened during this time: In cooperation with employees from all areas, the management team has developed a new strategy that prepares BLANK for future challenges and leads it successfully into the future.

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Feinguss Blank is setting the course for the coming years with a new setup.

One result of the strategy was the evaluation of the existing structures and a more efficient organization of the departments. “As of today there will be a three-person management team in which Dr. Wolfgang Blank will move from operational business to the advisory board of the group,” explained Deutsch at the staff meeting. “So that we can concentrate even better on our core processes, we have decided to restructure the process areas.” Alexander Lenert takes on the position of production and development. Mr. Lenert has already worked for Audi and Schmitter Group AG in the automotive sector and most recently for Carl Walther GmbH. “I come from the automotive industry and know the processes and the supplier structure there very well, but in my professional career I was also able to get to know completely different industries”, Lenert explained at the meeting. He is looking forward to getting to know all areas and the employees in the coming weeks and months.

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The managing directors Deutsch and Lenert will be supported by the new position of managing director, who will be responsible for organizational development and central services. This position was filled internally by Jürgen Litz, who has been with the company since 2001 and was previously responsible for personnel, training and organizational development. “With a strong management trio, we ensure that each business area can concentrate on the essential tasks and requirements,” explained Litz. “In order to be able to implement a goal-oriented strategy effectively, we need the right internal setup, which we have now implemented through the restructuring of the business areas.”

The Blank Group is preparing for the future and the associated new framework conditions on the global and national market. “We are currently in a cooling and a transformation phase at the same time,” says Deutsch. “In addition to the economic challenges, however, we must not neglect general changes in the market such as increasing price pressure from China or the development of alternative drives in the automotive sector.” The newly organized, strong team enables a more flexible and faster management approach to further support the success of the company.

After the appointment of Dr. Wolfgang Blank in the advisory board there will also be a generation change within the Blank family. Juliane Blank changes to the management of Blank Holding with Mr. Deutsch. Dr. Wolfgang Blank steers the company on the advisory board and replaces his brother Dr. Eberhard Blank.

This article is based on a press release from Feinguss Blank.

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