Durst Group expands management of Durst Austria GmbH in Lienz


Wolfgang Knotz is appointed Technical Managing Director and joins Andreas Unterhofer as Commercial Managing Director.

Brixen, Italy - 20.09.2022 - Durst, leading manufacturer of digital printing and production technologies, appoints Wolfgang Knotz as Technical Managing Director of Durst Austria GmbH in Lienz, Austria. In the now-created position, Wolfgang Knotz joins Andreas Unterhofer, who will continue as the Commercial Managing Director and take on new responsibilities in HR development for Durst Group.


"Durst Austria GmbH is and will remain an essential part of the Durst Group, and we want to continue to grow in the coming years," says Christoph Gamper, CEO and co-owner of Durst Group. "For me, the appointment of Wolfgang Knotz as Technical Managing Director is the logical consequence for this objective, as he has contributed a great deal to the development of the company's location in Lienz with his expertise. We are proud to be able to fill this key role with an employee from our own ranks.

Andreas Unterhofer will continue in his role as Commercial Managing Director and will take on additional tasks in the area of HR strategy and development in the management team of Durst Group. I wish Wolfgang and Andreas all the best in their respective new or expanded roles and I am already looking forward to many joint successes within the Durst family."

Wolfgang Knotz holds a degree in industrial and mechanical engineering with a focus on production engineering. After joining Durst Austria GmbH in 2013, he took over as the head of assembly and shortly after that as head of the general production. Since 2016, he has been responsible for optimizing the digital printing systems as head of the development department in Lienz. In April 2021, Wolfgang Knotz was appointed Chief Technology Officer of Durst Group together with Georg Großrubatscher in Brixen and became a member of the Durst Management Team.

"I am very pleased about the recognition of my achievements at Durst Austria GmbH and Durst Group," says Wolfgang Knotz, Technical Managing Director of Durst Austria. "We will continue to develop the Lienz location and are already recognized here, with our innovations in digital printing, as technology leader in the packaging industry ."

About Durst. Advanced Digital Printing and Production Technology

Durst is a leading global manufacturer of future-oriented digital printing and production technologies. In the active sectors, Durst is the first choice for the transformation and digitalization of industrial production processes. Durst is a family-owned company with an 80-year history in which innovative strength, customer orientation, sustainability and quality are the core values. For more information about the Durst Group, please visit www.durst-group.com.

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