With the new business year, Erich Fürst has taken over responsibility as COO for the operational areas of the plastics recycling machine manufacturer NGR, from his long-time predecessor and company co-founder Gerold Barth.
Fürst has been responsible for the operational areas of purchasing, production, logistics and quality assurance for the past year as operations manager of the Feldkirchen/Austria site. He several years of experience from the mechanical engineering sector and the automotive-related industry with him.
Barth, who in the past 25 years has taken Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH (NGR), Feldkirchen, from a small startup company and developed it into one of the leading companies in its sector, will now focus his efforts on the broader development of the parent company Next Generation Holding.
Together with his fellow managing directors Wolfgang Steinwender, CEO, and Thomas Pichler, Joint Partner and CTO, Fürst recently received the Pegasus 2021 award. This business prize is awarded to the most innovative and successful companies in Austria. Out of more than 200 nominations, NGR achieved 1st place in the Innovation category.