SimpaTec GmbH, Aachen, Germany, a leading service and software companies in the field of Powder Injection Moulding process simulation, as well as the broader development and optimisation of processes, components and tools, has appointed Marc Kurz and Steffen Paul, two of its long-term employees, to its Management Board.
Kurz, an Authorised Representative and Branch Manager in Reutlingen, Germany, will now primarily concentrate on the Legal, Quality and Finance divisions of the company. It is understood that he will also continue to perform his administrative tasks for the branches in Reutlingen and Linz, Austria, as well as the support of clients in southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
In 2005 Kurz completed his studies in plastics engineering in Würzburg, Southern Germany, and began his career as a Project Engineer for hot runner systems and injection moulding machines at Husky. In 2007 he moved to the Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Production (IFP), Karlsruhe, Germany, and assumed a management position at a mould maker in 2008. Parallel to these activities, he founded an engineering and services company, KurzTec, in 2007 where he has been working full-time since 2010 on technologies related to tool making and injection moulding simulation. He joined the SimpaTec team as Branch Manager in Reutlingen in February 2013.
Paul, the Branch Manager in Weimar, Germany, will take over responsibility for Sales & Marketing and Human Resources divisions for the company while continuing to perform his administrative duties for the Weimar branch. Paul completed his studies in 1994 as a Mechanical Engineer, and during the first years of his professional career, he focused on the distribution of software packages for CAM applications such as hyperMILL and DCAMCUT. He was responsible for technical sales and engineering project management of CAD software packages such as CADdoctor from 2001 to 2012. Paul went on to focus increasingly on the topic of injection moulding simulation before joining SimpaTec in 2013 as Branch Manager in Weimar.
“Spreading the management tasks over several shoulders is a consistent and important step resulting from the successful development of the last fifteen financial years,” stated Cristoph Hinse, General Manager of SimpaTec. “With Marc Kurz and Steffen Paul, I am extremely pleased to have experienced Managing Directors with enormous expertise in technical sales of innovative injection moulding technologies as well as in the field of coupling rheological and mechanical simulation technologies at my side. An enormous gain in the area of accountability. This allows me to face new challenges and long-planned tasks – true to our company motto “Break your limits”.