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  • 06. December 2021

    New production manager for the main plant: Thomas Kauer succeeds Rupert Mahle

    Wain, 6 December 2021. häwa GmbH is not only coming to the end of a year that was as turbulent as it was successful. The New Year will also mark the end of an era. Rupert Mahle, Production Manager at plant 1, who has been with the company for 35 years, is retiring. He is succeeded by 27-year-old Thomas Kauer.

    häwa GmbH not only managed to defy the pandemic in 2021; it is well on its way to achieving a record result. After 35 years with the company, Rupert Mahle (64) is taking his well-deserved retirement. As Production Manager at plant 1 in Wain, he has made a significant contribution to the successes achieved over recent years. Rupert Mahle joined the product development department on July 1, 1985, where he was responsible for the tooling area, the H90 consecutive furniture department and for planning, organising and setting up and dismantling häwa's trade fairs. Thanks to his dedication and professionalism, he continued to climb the career ladder in the years that followed. As early as 1986 he became head of the newly founded HSM (häwa Service and Assembly), managing director of HS (häwa System) in 1991 and managing director of HFG - B1 (Blechbau Wain) in 2002. After 35 years with the company, he is taking his retirement at the end of the year.

    His successor is 27-year-old Thomas Kauer. He joined the company in September 2013 and successfully completed the 'Ulm Model' – a skilled worker training course as a construction mechanic with parallel studies in "Production Technology and Organisation" at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences. He completed this dual training with a bachelor's degree in March 2018. His training and studies brought him into contact with various specialist departments at häwa, with a focus on welding/final assembly and design. Since April 2018, he has been the contact person for production appointments and, as such, responsible for interfacing between sales and production at plant 1. As head of work preparation, he has been setting the tone since September 2020 and has also taken on the role of deputy project manager for the introduction of the new ERP system abas, which is currently in the implementation phase.

    In the words of Arno Müller, Managing Director of häwa GmbH: "We would explicitly like to thank Mr. Mahle for his outstanding work over the past 35 years. His name is inseparably associated with the rapid development of häwa and the successes of the past years and decades. We wish him all the best for his well-deserved retirement. At the same time, we are pleased to have found a committed successor in the person of Thomas Kauer. His career path shows that with diligence and commitment, it is possible to take on a post with enormous responsibility even at a young age. We look forward to continuing to work with him in this new, important leadership position."

    More information at the website: www.haewa.com

     

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