Voith Paper has appointed Dr Michael Weiss, most recently Vice President Business & Research, as Chief Technology Officer and member of the Management Board. He started in his new role on February 1, 2022, succeeding Frank Opletal, who is going into retirement after 38 years at Voith Paper. In his role, Weiss reports directly to Andreas Endters, President & CEO, Voith Paper.
Since 2006, Weiss has held various positions in the development of technologies and innovations at Voith Paper. As VP New Business & Research, he has been in charge of innovation management, the simulation department and the central laboratory at Voith Paper since 2017. As CTO, he will contribute his many years of experience in research and development to drive Voith Paper’s innovation strategy around the differentiation criteria of sustainability, efficiency and full-line supplier. The main aim is to find answers to the mega-trends of sustainability and digitalization and to make them usable for the paper industry.