The Supervisory Board of Rail Cargo Austria AG has decided to appoint a new member of the Board of Management responsible for "Market and Sales". Logistics expert Christoph Grasl will take over this function on 3 April 2023, succeeding Gottfried Eymer, who left the company at his own request at the end of December 2022.
Christoph Grasl has many years of management experience in international logistics distribution as Chief Commercial Officer at companies such as Cargo Partner and, most recently, the WOF Group. With his extensive experience in corporate management and sales competence, the 47-year-old was able to assert himself against strong competition. The native of Burgenland will further develop and strengthen Rail Cargo's role as an international and increasingly multimodal rail logistics provider in Europe and as far as Asia. He will take over the management of all sales agendas in the Rail Cargo Group.
"Christoph Grasl knows the logistics industry and the rail-related sectors in the Rail Cargo Group's markets very well. With his strong network and international experience, he will be an excellent addition to the Rail Cargo management team as a sales specialist," emphasises ÖBB CEO Andreas Matthä.
Two more changes
ÖBB Postbus: Silvia Kaupa-Götzl reappointed for another three years
At the meeting of the Supervisory Board of ÖBB-Postbus AG, Silvia Kaupa-Götzl was reappointed to the Management Board of Österreichische Postbus AG for a further three years, with the option of a two-year extension, with responsibility for Human Resources, Controlling & Finance, Transport Market, Technology & IT as well as Legal Affairs and Purchasing. The lawyer has been with the ÖBB Group since 2005 and has held various management positions since 2009. Before joining the Management Board of Postbus AG in 2015, she was, among other things, Head of Long Distance Transport at ÖBB Passenger Transport.
In the coming years, Silvia Kaupa-Götzl will drive forward digitalisation at Postbus, promote the conversion to alternative drive technologies and continue to strategically focus on strengthening competitiveness in the highly competitive bus market.
ÖBB Production: Ralf Mair succeeds Christian Petschar
Following a decision by the shareholders of ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG and Rail Cargo Austria AG, Ralf Mair has been appointed as the new managing director of ÖBB-Produktion GmbH for a period of three years, with the option of a two-year extension. The 51-year-old will take up his new position on 1 May 2023 and, together with Managing Director Ursula Zechner, will manage ÖBB-Produktion as a provider of traction and services for ÖBB's sales companies.
Ralf Mair has been Operations Manager of Personenverkehr AG since 2016 and head of the staff unit Processes, Quality, Safety and Environment since 2020. His responsibilities also include incident investigation, operational standards and lean management.