In accordance with the resolution passed by the supervisory board at voestalpine, Dr Kainersdorfer will take place on July 1st 2011. Mr Mülner will then retire after 37 years of employment at voestalpine and 8 years as chairman of the management board at voestalpine Bahnsysteme GmbH and member of voestalpine AG’s Management Board.
Dr Franz Kainersdorfer began his professional life as a university assistant at the Institut für Elektrotechnik. In 1996, the native Leobener transferred from the marketing department at Veitsch Radex AG to voestalpine Schienen GmbH. Mr Kainersdorfer, then held a string of leading positions in Controlling and Accounting at voestalpine Stahl Donawitz GmbH and then at voestalpine AG. In 2001, he took over the management of company development at voestalpine Bahnsysteme GmbH.
In addition to holding these positions, he gained a great deal of experience abroad. From 2003 to 2005 and 2008 to 2009, Mr Kainersdorfer acted as MD of voestalpine Railpro Niederlande. From 2006 to 2008, he acted as EVP of VAE Nortrak North America. In 2009, the designated member of the voestalpine AG Management Board took over the position of CEO of voestalpine Stahl Donawitz GmbH & CoKG, where he is responsible for the areas of controlling and finance, purchasing and sales, personnel and IT.
Clear evidence of Mr Mülner's successful work is the development of voestalpine Bahnsysteme into a global market leader for switches and a European market leader for tracks, in addition to the ongoing global expansion of the division in the most recent projects in Turkey and Saudi Arabia.