NSK Europe Appoints Managing Director

Michael Preinerstorfer is the newly appointed managing director of NSK’s European Industrial Business Unit (EIBU). The world’...
August 15, 2014—
Michael Preinerstorfer is the newly appointed managing director of NSK’s European Industrial Business Unit (EIBU). The world’s third-largest manufacturer of bearings has centralized its European activities - in the field of bearings and linear technology - for industrial applications in this Ratingen-based business unit.

Preinerstorfer (44), a qualified engineer originally from Austria, studied metallurgy at the University of Leoben. In 1997, he gained his first professional experience with his involvement in research and development for a tin producer in Malaysia. In 1998, he took a position as project engineer at a German plant belonging to the British IMI Group, which is very successful in various areas of fluid handling.

At IMI, Preinerstorfer was active in various Group companies and positions, including as managing director of IMI Norgren Buschjost, managing director of Heimeier GmbH and most recently as vice president of European sales at TA Hydronics.

Dr Jürgen Ackermann, CEO of NSK Europe Ltd.: “I would like to welcome Michael Preinerstorfer into his new role at NSK. As Managing Director of EIBU, his responsibilities will include further expanding NSK Europe’s technological leadership and increasing the company’s European footprint.”

The European Industrial Business Unit produces bearings and linear technology systems at five European locations. At its European Technology Centre in Ratingen, which employs 180 people, the company offers demanding customers outstanding opportunities for the joint development and testing of drive system components. In total, NSK – including its automotive business – has five production facilities and approx. 4,500 employees in Europe, where it generates more than €900 million in sales.


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