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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 […]


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).

Holger Michalka is MR’s Managing Director for Prod­ucts & Oper­a­tions.(© Helmut Koch)


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.

Kalyan Ram Madab­hushi (CEO, Global Chem­i­cals and Group Busi­ness Head, Fertilisers & Insu­la­tors, Aditya Birla Group) and Marcus Hart­mann (Rein­hausen Power Compos­ites) at the ground­breaking cere­mony. (© Rasik Patel)