Fagus-GreCon Greten GmbH & Co. KG / Germany: Transition in the Management.
On the occasion of his 70th birthday, Ernst Greten, the current spokesperson of the management and managing director of Fagus-GreCon Greten GmbH & Co. KG, retires from active duties from the company management effective on 1st December 2014. With this step, the change of generation at Fagus-GreCon, that had been prepared in time, has been successfully completed. Kai Greten, the nephew of Ernst Greten, assumes control of the family enterprise in the 5th generation. As before, Kai Greten, as a managing director, is responsible for the technical management; Uwe Kahmann remains in charge of commercial affairs which he has been managing for several years. The Fagus division (shoe lasts) continues to be managed by Claus Topp. Ernst Greten remains with the company as a consultant and will especially drive forward innovation projects. The topic “innovations” has been the main focus of Ernst Greten for many years. “To ensure that a company will survive on a long-term basis, it has to produce innovative solutions that offer a benefit to customers.” Driven by this cardinal rule, it is not surprising that his professional career was accompanied by important developments in the area of fire protection and measuring technology that are nowadays an integral part of the wood based panel industry. They are the basis of the company’s success story: the first weight per unit area gauge, the first thickness gauge, 1974 the presentation of the first industrial extinguishing system, 1980 the first blow detection system, the first scanner for automatic detection of defects in solid timber, milled high-precision shoe lasts for fully automatic shoe production, the first x-ray scanner for foreign object detection in chip mats, FORMATOR with x-ray scanner and segmented scalper for perfect forming. In 2006, the company was honored selected place for Germany - Land of Ideas“. For more information contact Mrs Susanne Buchner-Nagel: