Ralf Sobottka is new CFO at RAIL.ONE.
Neumarkt, Germany, 14 April 2008 – Ralf Sobottka (48) has become the new Chief Financial Officer at RAIL.ONE Group. Before his move to the internationally successful manufacturer of concrete sleepers and railtrack systems, Sobottka was employed at the DyStar Group, where he took over as CFO in 2005. Earlier, he held management positions in finance at the Henkel and Cognis Group. Tilo Brandis, CEO at RAIL.One said, “We are pleased to have been able to bring Ralf Sobottka on board: a man with extensive experience and competence in all matters of finance and the capital market.”
In this context, Gerhard Binner, until now CFO at RAIL.ONE, is now leaving the company at his own request for personal reasons, after having introduced his successor to the position. Richard Ziegler, Executive Vice President and COO at RAIL.ONE, emphasized, “Over the past eight years, Mr. Binner has extremely successfully contributed to the company, which he has supported on its course of international growth. We would like to take this opportunity to express to him our appreciation for his long years of highly faithful service to the company.”
About the PCM RAIL.ONE Group
The PCM RAIL.ONE Group has been manufacturing concrete sleepers and track systems for urban transit and long-distance rail transportation for over 60 years. The technology leader also offers its expertise in the fields of engineering and plant construction. Its customer-driven innovations fulfill the highest quality standards and are installed around the world
The PCM RAIL.ONE Group is comprised of several companies and eleven production facilities with a presence in Germany, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, South Korea, Hungary, Turkey, the United States, and India. It maintains annual capacities of over 5 million track sleepers and 750,000 linear meters of turnout sleepers.