Bernd Klemisch is the new CFO at Erne Fittings

02. Nov 2020

Bernd Klemisch is the new CFO at Erne Fittings


The traditional company Erne Fittings from Schlins, Austria, which celebrated its 100th anniversary this year, is preparing for the future and from mid-2021, a newly defined dual leadership will lead the company.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Matthias Kaufmann, who joined the company in May, is responsible for the areas of production, logistics and technology. Newly added are the areas of sales & market-ing as well as purchasing and quality management. Chief Sales Officer (CSO), Gerold Freuden-thaler, who left in September by mutual agreement, previously headed these.

On November 1st 2020, Bernd Klemisch joined Erne Fittings GmbH, and takes over the duties from the existing Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Andreas Rößlhuber from 2021. Mr Rößlhuber decided not to extend his contract due to personal reasons, and will leave the com-pany during the second quarter of 2021 after four years, to return to his homeland Salzburg.

As CFO, Bernd Klemisch will assume responsibilities for finance, HR and IT in the future. Prior to joining Erne Fittings, Mr Klemisch was the CFO of the medical company, A.M.I. Agency for Medical Innovations GmbH. Prior positions held included: Managing Director at Glas-Marte GmbH in Bre-genz and Head of group accounting at Amman Girrbach in Koblach, among other things. The Lindau native’s strengths include strategic organizational change, and Mr Klemisch sees the chal-lenge and support of employees as an important component in the change process of companies.

Over the course of the reorganization, the processes and responsibilities in individual areas were also revised. It is hoped that the downsized management will facilitate and enable Erne Fittings to react faster and more efficiently to changing market and competitive conditions in the future.

Official press release