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10th May 2011, Frankfurt

VDMA: Fritz P. Mayer re-elected Chairman of Textile Machinery Association

Chairman and Vice-Chairmen of VDMA Textile Machinery Association (from left to right): Fritz P. Mayer, Regina Brückner, Karlheinz Liebrandt.

Fritz P. Mayer, Managing Associate of Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen has been elected for the second time as Chairman of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association in Frankfurt on 6 May 2011.

Mrs Regina Brückner, Managing Associate of Brückner Trockentechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Leonberg and Karlheinz Liebrandt, Co-owner of Liba Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Naila are Vice-Chairmen. Prior to this, the member companies of the Textile Machinery Association had elected their new board of directors for the period until 2014.

Since 1980, Fritz P. Mayer has participated in the management of Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik. The company founded in 1937 in the Hessian Obertshausen (appx.30 km east of Frankfurt) is the leading manufacturer of warp knitting and Raschel machines.

The executive board for the three-year period until 2014 is composed of:

Regina Brückner, Brückner Trockentechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Johann Philipp Dilo, Oskar Dilo Maschinenfabrik KG, Michael Ebeling, Lindauer Dornier GmbH, Siegfried Eibner, ProCtec GmbH, Roland Hampel, A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, Stefan Kross, Oerlikon Barmag, Branch Office of Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG, Gerard Küsters, Oerlikon Schlafhorst, Branch Office of Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG, Karlheinz Liebrandt, Liba Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Fritz P. Mayer, Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Rainer Mayer, Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG, Eric Schöller, Groz-Beckert KG, Peter Schulz, Rieter Ingolstadt GmbH, Heinz-Peter Stoll, H. Stoll GmbH & Co. KG, Verena Thies, Thies GmbH & Co. KG, Heinrich Trützschler, Trützschler GmbH & Co. KG.

The VDMA represents the interests of some 3000 manufacturers in more than 30 different plant and machinery sectors. It claims to be Germany’s and Europe’s largest industrial association and represents 90 % of all German machinery and plant makers as well as a number of members from other EU countries.

Almost 120 textile machinery builders are said to be members the VDMA Textile Machinery Association. According to the VDMA, German companies lead world exports for textile machinery with a market share of almost 30%.


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