New Leadership at Huesker
On 1 November 2012 Dr.-Ing. F.- Hans Grandin took over as Managing Director of HUESKER Synthetic GmbH based in Gescher (Westphalia). Thus, after just ten months, Mr Grandin succeed Mr Wolfgang Huesker who, from now on, will return to devote his full attention to his tasks in the Advisory Board of the company.
Established in 1861, HUESKER today is a company which pioneers the development and production of geosynthetics, agricultural and technical textiles for applications used throughout the world.
Born in North Rhine-Westphalia, Mr Grandin obtained his doctorate after studying Mechanical Engineering at the RWTH Aachen. His initial career milestones in development, product management, sales and marketing took him, among other places, to Brazil and the US. Primarily active in medium- sized, family-owned companies Mr Grandin has worked for over ten years as Managing Director in the field of technical and sophisticated premium products, latterly as President/CEO of Komet of America, Inc. in the greater Chicago area.
Mr Grandin comments: “HUESKER has enhanced its position as a market leader over the past decades. Now it is time to strengthen this market position, to continue the already begun internationalisation as well as to explore and develop new business segments – a challenge which I am really looking forward to.”
With Mr Grandin, the employees of HUESKER are pleased to welcome not only a Managing Director with international experience but also a visionary who is receptive to maintaining the interests of a traditional company.
The HUESKER Group is a leading international manufacturer of geosynthetics, agricultural and technical textiles. With its products and services the company offers solutions for the fields of earthworks and foundation, road construction and traffic engineering, environmental technology, hydraulic engineering, applications in industry and in the agriculture-based economy. As a pioneer of technical textiles HUESKER has been helping to shape the international markets for over 150 years.
The corporate head office is in Gescher (Westphalia), Germany and the company has international subsidiaries in Great Britain, Spain, Italy, France, USA and Brazil. In addition, HUESKER closely cooperates with trade and sales partners as well as having its own representatives in more than 60 countries. This ensures that HUESKER is able to offer high-quality products and competent engineering consulting services all over the world.