SML Mashinengesellschaft has appointed Karl Stöger managing director. He will replace Bruno Haider who is retiring. Mr. Stöger has been with the company since 1985 and has gained vast experience as both a technician and businessman. He last worked as the company's chief representative for the Asian market in Malaysia. Dr. Haider has been managing director since 1995 and has overseen the establishment of SML as a reliable supplier of extrusion lines worldwide. The new management is committed to expanding SML's competence as a market leader in the plastics industry.