ViscoTec recently announced that Georg Senftl, long-standing managing director of the company, is retiring at the end of 2021. In July 2021, Franz Kamhuber joined ViscoTec top management and succeeded Senftl as managing director in the commercial area. Both Senftl and Kamhuber, along with managing director for technology Martin Stadler, have been steering the company fortunes together for the last six months.

Born in Upper Bavaria, Senftl graduated from high school in Mühldorf, Germany, and then studied electrical engineering with a focus on automation technology at the Technical University of Munich. His first professional steps took him to Munich-based companies active in the electronics and automotive sectors. However, his strong roots in his homeland prompted him to look for a job in the region. He found it in 1994 at Resch Maschinenbau in Töging as a sales engineer for progressive cavity pumps.

In 1997, the pump department at Resch was separated as a stand-alone unit, and Senftl, together with Vinzenz Gantenhammer, was appointed managing director of the newly founded ViscoTec Pumpen- u. Dosiertechnik GmbH. After the first few years, the ViscoTec endless piston principle became established, and the advantages of the technology became known in the dosing technology market. The inception of the preeflow brand in 2008 and the associated portfolio brought growth for ViscoTec.

“One of the central ideas is and always has been a distinctive, real customer proximity. In order to be able to offer our international customers excellent service and advice, sales subsidiaries were established in the USA, Singapore, China, India, and France starting in 2009. These subsidiaries make a significant contribution to the revenue, which now exceeds 60 million euros,” said Senftl about the further development of ViscoTec.

When asked what motivated him to stay at ViscoTec from its inception until his retirement, he answered, “For me, there was no reason to change. There is no more interesting work with such exciting tasks, where you never get bored and with which you also achieve the hoped-for success.”

Senftl wishes Kamhuber and Stadler success as they lead the company into the future.

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