Big Plans and 40 Years of Experience
News Jun 30, 2015
Rudi Vollmer (61) has become the new Technical Managing Director of Greiner Bio-One GmbH. Vollmer, formerly head of production at the Frickenhausen site, replaces Rainer Perneker, who has left the management team in Germany to focus on the business as Divisional Manager of the Greiner Bio-One International GmbH.
As a member of the Greiner Bio-One GmbH Germany management team, Rudi Vollmer is now responsible for production and technology. Heinz Schmid stays as head of the sales division and the management spokesperson. Georg Heftberger remains responsible for commercial and business operations. “I have extensive plans for working with the other two Managing Directors to build the success of Greiner Bio-One GmbH in Frickenhausen,” says Vollmer, whose responsibilities also cover the key areas of quality management, project management and design.
Anniversary - total of 40 years with Greiner
Rudi Vollmer started his career at Greiner (Labortechnik) in Nürtingen in 1975 - in the field of toolmaking. In 1978, he qualified and was taken on as a production foreman. He moved to the newly built site in Frickenhausen in 1988, where he took over management of the high-throughput screening and immunology production divisions three years later. When project management was introduced in March 2006, Rudi Vollmer took on full management of production. He celebrated 40 years at the company in April 2015.
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