After forty-two years of service to the company Mat Quaedvlieg has retired from his position as Vice President Manufacturing, R&D and Technology Sappi Europe on December 31st, 2016. He will continue as VP Strategic Business Projects on a part time basis.
Steffen Wurdinger, Mill Director Ehingen, has taken up the position of Vice President Manufacturing, R&D and Technology Sappi Europe from January 1st , 2017 and has become a member of the European Management Team.
Mr Wurdinger holds a Master of Science degree in Paper Technology Engineering from Dresden University as well as a Dr.-Ing specialisation in CTMP. After a brief period as a Scientific Assistant at the Institute of Paper-Technology in Dresden he started at Ehingen Mill in March 1991 as head of Technology, rising to PQM-Manager in 1994. From 2003 to 2005 he was Technical Director at Cloquet Mill, USA and came back to support the Geminus project in Ehingen. He took over as Mill Director Ehingen, in October 2006.
The successor to Mr Wurdinger as Mill Director Ehingen will be announced in due time.
We recognize and thank Mr Quaedvlieg for his great contribution to Sappi Europe over so many years.
Berry Wiersum Steve Binnie
Sappi Europe Sappi Ltd