Miba AG, Laakirchen, Austria, has appointed Martin Liebl to its Management Board, effective February 1, 2020. Liebl is the fifth member of Miba’s Board, which includes F Peter Mitterbauer, Wolfgang Litzlbauer, Markus Hofer and Harald Neubert. The appointment is said to be in preparation for the retirement of Harald Neubert, who will stand down from the Executive Board next year.
Liebl began his career at Audi in Germany and Hungary, before joining Miba in 2007 as Plant Manager of the company’s facility in Vrable, Slovakia, until 2011 . He then went on to join the management team of Miba Friction Group, the company’s friction coating division with six production plants in Europe, USA and Asia. Since 2016, Liebl has been the Friction Group’s General Manager.
According to Miba, in his new role, Liebl will continue to be responsible for the Miba Friction Group in addition to his new responsibilities as a member of the Management Board.
“I am proud that in Martin Liebl we have found a suitable internal candidate for a position on the board,” commented F Peter Mitterbauer, CEO of Miba. “We offer our employees career opportunities at all levels. And with this step, we are further gearing up for the future, which will be strongly influenced by decarbonisation and digitalisation.”