Loadrite manufacturer appoints new board director, Gottfried Pausch

(New Zealand) — Gottfried Pausch, formerly Managing Director at Siemens New Zealand Ltd, has been appointed as an independent director to the board of Loadrite manufacturer, Actronic Technologies.
Gottfried started his career with Siemens AG, Germany in 1986 as a commissioning and design engineer for automation systems in the mines and metal industry. Gottfried has since gained experience managing multi-million dollar projects in the Middle East and executive management roles internationally, across a number of industries including; energy, telecommunications, IT and professional services.
In 2003 Gottfried relocated to New Zealand to become CEO of Siemens Energy Services and was later promoted to Managing Director of the Siemens New Zealand operation, leading a team of over 300. Gottfried is currently consulting as an Executive in Residence for the Icehouse business growth centre.
Gottfried holds a degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from Duke University in North Carolina. He brings to Actronic more than 20 years experience within engineering and executive management roles in Europe, Asia, North America and Australasia.
“We have been searching for a director to strengthen our board in the areas of international sales and marketing and Gottfried will add significant value, particularly in global business strategy formulation” Actronic Chairman Keith Oliver said.
“Having gained considerable experience in many of our key markets, Gottfried brings the mix of management skills and international perspective we have been looking for, along with additional expertise in management development. We are delighted to announce Gottfried’s appointment; he possesses a rare combination of strategic insight coupled with practical execution, market and customer orientation, team focus and performance management.”

About Actronic:

  • Actronic is a wholly New Zealand-owned, private company.

  • Actronic, which has its North American headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, also has offices in Australia, China, Europe. The company’s global headquarters are in Auckland, New Zealand.

  • The company was founded by Doug Rankin and Bob Allison in 1979. They created the first precision dynamic weighing system in the world and a very sophisticated version of that product (LOADRITE®) remains at the core of Actronic’s business today.

  • Actronic’s revenues have doubled in the last five years, to achieve an annual turnover of $20 million, with 95% of revenues coming from exports to around 40 countries.
  • Actronic’s LOADRITE® products are value-adding weighing systems and software for bulk handling equipment such as wheel loaders, excavators and conveyor belts. Actronic’s productivity solutions are incorporated into these machines to assist operators of mines, quarries and construction, ports/railways and waste management facilities to load materials as efficiently as possible.
  • These complex applied technology solutions have to perform to high standards of precision, usability and durability in some of the world’s most rugged environments. These products are considered market leaders internationally. A mark of the quality and market recognition of their LOADRITE® product, for example, is that for the last couple of years all new John Deere construction machinery in North America has been shipped ‘LOADRITE®Ready’ (pre-wired for easy installation of the systems), and new models have LOADRITE® software integrated with their systems.

  • From its very strong position in North America, New Zealand and Australia, Actronic is now looking to grow in emerging markets such as China and India.

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