Dr. Manuel Gerst Joins Vollmer as Technology Director

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Since September 1, 2011, Dr. Manuel Gerst has lead the technology team at Vollmer Maschinenbau Werke GmbH. As Technology Director he is responsible for the entire business area of technology for the specialists in grinding and eroding machines in Biberach.

Dr. Manuel Gerst joined Vollmer as the company's Technology Director, becoming a valuable new member of the team in Biberach.

With Dr. Manuel Gerst, we have brought a technology expert on board who will support us in further expanding our portfolio of sharpening machines.

Since September 1, 2011, Dr. Manuel Gerst has lead the technology team at Vollmer Maschinenbau Werke GmbH. As Technology Director he is responsible for the entire business area of technology for the specialists in grinding and eroding machines in Biberach.

“With Dr. Manuel Gerst, we have brought a technology expert on board who will support us in further expanding our portfolio of sharpening machines," says Dr. Stefan Brand, CEO of the Vollmer Group. “We expect to benefit particularly from his many years of experience in the design of chipping tool machines and in the development of processes in grinding machines.“

Before joining Vollmer, Dr. Manuel Gerst held managerial positions at Gildemeister AG and Robert Bosch GmbH. More recently, he was the Design and Development Manager at Gildemeister AG, where he coordinated all of the company's development projects and continually improved innovation management. At Robert Bosch GmbH, in the company's internal special machine manufacturing division, he was responsible for the grinding section, where he was in charge of the machine portfolio and process development. Dr. Manuel Gerst received his doctorate at Technische Universität München in Mechanical Engineering in the Product Development Faculty.

For complete details contact Vollmer Of America; 105 Broadway Ave. Carnegie, PA 15106; Tel.: 412.278.0655; Fax: 412.278.0520 or email info(at)vollmer-us(dot)com

About the Vollmer Group
The Vollmer Group – with its own sites in Germany, Austria, Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, the USA, Brazil, Japan and China – is successful all over the world with its extensive range of machines, as a specialist for tool machining in production and service. The product range of this world-market and technological leader consists of the most modern grinding and eroding machines for the wood and metal-machining industry. Vollmer consistently applies the company's traditions and advantages: quick and direct procedures, fast decisions and swift action in a family-run company. The Vollmer Group now employs more than 650 people around the world and a good 500 at the headquarters in Biberach alone, more than 50 of which are trainees. The company invests around eight to ten percent of the turnover in research and the development of new technologies and products. As a technology and service-providing company, the Vollmer Group is a reliable partner for your customers.

You can find further information at http://www.vollmer-us.com

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