Ralf Sobottka becomes new Chief Executive Officer
Neumarkt, Germany, 28 January 2010 – Tilo Brandis (42), until now CEO, has left the company amicably and at his own wish, to take effect immediately. His successor is Ralf Sobottka (49), who has been Chief Financial Officer since April of 2008.
Ralf Sobottka, who has a degree in economics, has long years of national and international experience in management, which has resulted in ongoing dynamic development of the company. Before his move to RAIL.ONE, he was CFO at DyStar Group – preceded by leading positions in the financial management of the Henkel and Cognis Group. According to Ralf Sobottka, “Thanks to its innovative and practically oriented products on the market occupied by providers of railway track systems, RAIL.ONE has assumed a leading position around the world. To continue on its successful course, it is above all essential to have committed staff – in addition to an outstanding product portfolio and continued innovations. And RAIL.ONE has 800 such committed employees throughout the world.”
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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.