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Arburg has officially said farewell to one of what is surely the company's oldest employees, Managing Director Herbert Kraibühler. On April 4, around 180 guests - friends and associates from the industry - gathered together at the Arburg Customer Center in Lossburg to wish him well in his future endeavors.  A highpoint of the evening was the presentation of a newly created golden Arburg logo, presented by Senior Partner Eugen Hehl to Kraibühler as a special honor for his life's work.

Karen Laird

April 9, 2014

2 Min Read
Arburg’s Managing Director Herbert Kraibühler retires

Arburg has officially said farewell to one of what is surely the company's oldest employees, Managing Director Herbert Kraibühler. On April 4, around 180 guests - friends and associates from the industry - gathered together at the Arburg Customer Center in Lossburg to wish him well in his future endeavors.  A highpoint of the evening was the presentation of a newly created golden Arburg logo, presented by Senior Partner Eugen Hehl to Kraibühler as a special honor for his life's work.

ARBURG_36814-01Event2014-04-04.jpeg"This is an exceptional evening for us all. It is truly extraordinary to be taking leave of an employee after 50 years of service, who has achieved so much in a position of this kind and who has had such a profound influence on the company and on the industry," said Hehl in his tribute speech.

Eugen Hehl reminisced about Herbert Kraibühler's 50 years of service and the corresponding 50 years of company history, commending his strategic focus, as well as the good judgment and humanity with which he performed the challenging job of a Managing Director. "We would also like to express our thanks for your life's work in a tangible form," said Eugen Hehl. He then invited Herbert Kraibühler up onto the stage in order to ceremoniously present him the Arburg logo in gold. In future, exceptional and outstanding services to the company will be honored with this newly created award.

After expressing his thanks and appreciation for the honor, Kraibühler talked about the significance of networking for the successes over the past 50 years and for the future. He finished by saying that both in terms of the modular machine range and of the order situation, Arburg had reached a high point. "The wisdom to stop when you're on top also applies precisely to me," added Herbert Kraibühler in this context. With the words, "You are perfectly equipped for your new duties. Maintain close contacts with our partners, customers and employees. If you do so, I am convinced that you will be successful with Arburg and Arburg will be successful with you!" he symbolically handed an oversized spanner to Heinz Gaub, who took over as the new Arburg Managing Director Technology & Engineering on April 1, 2014.

Heinz Gaub spent the previous nine months intensively preparing for his new responsibilities. "I got to know Herbert Kraibühler as an enthusiastic and inspiring man of technology, who is held in extremely high esteem throughout the company," said Heinz Gaub expressing his admiration before adding, "I would especially like to thank him for leaving me such a highly motivated and committed team, with which I can embark on new avenues and conquer new fields."

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