Dr. Jürgen Heller has taken over as technical managing director of Fleissner GmbH. Previously Dr. Heller was a member of the top management of Hauni Maschinenbau AG, a company of Körber AG in Hamburg. He was responsible for technical engineering in the area of cigarette and filter production machines. Before that, he was employed in several executive positions with Fleissner GmbH & Co., finally as vice president.
In other Fleissner news, longtime company leader Gerold Fleissner has celebrated his 80th birthday. Mr. Fleissner sold Fleissner to Zimmer AG in 2003 after running the company since 1984. During his tenure, Mr. Fleissner emphasized the manufacturing of equipment for the nonwovens industry and under his leadership the company developed the AquaJet spunlace system and High Tech Through-Air Dryer for paper and tissue applications.