New Member of the Management Team
Holger Michalka joined the MR management team in April, succeeding Michael Rohde who retired at the end of 2019. Before coming to MR, Michalka spent 15 years working at RITTAL—a leading systems supplier for control cabinets—in various management positions both in Germany and abroad. Most recently, Michalka, who studied business administration at university, was responsible for European sales in his role as Executive Vice President Sales Europe. He is now MR’s Managing Director for Products & Operations, joining existing Managing Directors Wilfried Breuer (Systems Business and Sales) and Dr. Nicolas Maier-Scheubeck (Diversification and Administration).
Groundbreaking Ceremony in India
The Indian joint venture Aditya Birla Power Composites Ltd., which was founded last year, has reached another milestone: the groundbreaking ceremony for the new factory building in the city of Halol in northwestern India. In the future, the factory will produce hollow composite insulators for applications in primary substations with up to 400 kV using a special HTV injection molding process. This will make MR the only provider in the world with access to all of the technologies for producing hollow composite insulators, enabling the company to meet requirements in all market segments.