09 March 2018: VDMA Bavaria: Claudia Haimer is the New Chairwoman of the Board of VDMA Bavaria
Claudia Haimer, Managing Director and founder of HAIMER GmbH in Igenhausen, previously Deputy Chairwoman of VDMA Bavaria, was elected as the new Chairwoman of the Board of VDMA Bavaria on March 9th, 2018.
Dr. Rolf Pfeiffer, Managing Partner of DEPRAG SCHULZ GmbH u. CO. in Amberg, was chosen to replace her as Deputy Chairman. Mr. Bertram Kawlath, Managing Partner of Schubert & Salzer GmbH in Ingolstadt, maintains his position as second Deputy Chairman.
Together with her husband Franz, Claudia Haimer has been managing the Haimer GmbH since its foundation in 1977 and has since continuously expanded the company at its production site in Igenhausen and worldwide. The Haimer GmbH once started as a small-scale enterprise and has now become an innovative global player with high-quality products around the machine tool. The family-owned company has become the world market leader for tool shrinking and balancing technology, as well as the European market leader for tool clamping technology.
"The education and support of young people is very important to us," says Claudia Haimer. As an active training company with around 50 apprentices and a nearly 100 percent hiring rate, the company ensures its future potential for skilled workers at the location in Igenhausen right from the start. Moreover, HAIMER contributes to the education of young people in the region.
As an active member, the company supports the young talent foundation for mechanical engineering of VDMA. Throughout Germany, leading companies have joined forces in this foundation to make the latest industry knowledge available for the professional education system. "The only way we can counteract the shortage of skilled workers is by working together. A lack of skilled workers has already become a problem for many companies in Bavaria and the situation will get worse in the future. We therefore welcome this initiative", says Claudia Haimer.