New CEO of the Handtmann Metallgusswerk, Systemtechnik and Leichtmetallgießerei Annaberg companies

Wolfgang Schmidt

Looking forward to his new role in the Light Metal Casting division: Wolfgang Schmidt
(Photo: Handtmann)

New CEO of the Handtmann Metallgusswerk, Systemtechnik and Leichtmetallgießerei Annaberg companies

As of 1st October 2018, Wolfgang Schmidt (53) has taken on the role of the CEO of the Albert Handtmann Metallgusswerk GmbH & Co. KG, Handtmann Systemtechnik GmbH & Co. KG and Handtmann Leichtmetallgießerei Annaberg GmbH companies.

Together with Dr. Michael Hagemann (Managing Director, Sales) and Josef Ludwig (Managing Director, Production), Mr Schmidt will be responsible for shaping the future of the Light Metal Casting division.

Wolfgang Schmidt boasts wide-ranging experience in the fields of cast iron, steel and aluminium production, steelmaking and steel treatment, metal forging and process engineering. Most recently, Mr Schmidt was a member of the company management team of Georgsmarienhütte Holding GmbH, headquartered in Georgsmarienhütte. “In the past few years, the Handtmann Light Metal Casting group has developed a good structure and generated a great deal of growth. This is coupled with important unique selling points which, together with the team, I’ll be developing further in order to continue this success story. I’m looking forward to this new role and am convinced that we’ll successfully meet this challenge.”

Thomas Handtmann, Managing Director of the Handtmann Group of Companies, gave Wolfgang Schmidt a warm welcome. “With the help of his specialist knowledge and his professional experience, we hope that we will be able to meet the challenges ahead of us and play an active part in shaping the technical transformation.” 

About Handtmann:
The Handtmann Metallgusswerk, Systemtechnik and Leichtmetallgießerei Annaberg companies belong to the globally-operating Handtmann Group of Companies in Biberach. In the field of aluminium and magnesium casting, the Light Metal Casting division is the automotive industry’s strategic system partner for the drive train, chassis and body. The Light Metal Casting group employs 2,300 people and generates an annual sales volume of approximately € 625 million.