New Plansee Managing Director in Lechbruck

From a metropolis of millions to the tranquil Allgäu region

Mathias Hochstrasser (middle) assumed the position of Managing Director of Plansee Composite Materials in Lechbruck. The Swiss native has worked for the Plansee Group for 13 years.

Mathias Hochstrasser joined Plansee in Switzerland in 2006 as a Production Planner. In 2011, he relocated to China as project leader for the construction of a new plant. Mathias Hochstrasser has managed and incrementally expanded the plant in Shanghai since its successful commissioning in 2013. At present, Plansee has more than 400 employees in China.

Now, the trained military officer has relocated from Shanghai, a metropolis of millions, to the tranquil Allgäu region. Mathias Hochstrasser is looking forward to his new duties: "Plansee in Lechbruck is very well positioned—with great employees, competitive products, good capacity utilization, and outstanding machinery."

Hochstrasser sees the development of the location as a challenge. "To optimize Lechbruck further, we need state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies and processes, a high level of automation, qualified employees, and carefully crafted succession planning in order to cover the need for suitable employees for the years ahead."