Topwerk Group, a world-wide leading supplier of machinery and equipment for shaping and finishing of concrete products, is pleased to announce, effective July 1, 2020, the appointment of Mr. Chad Rathke to the position of President and CEO of Topwerk America, the North and Central American division of Topwerk Group, responsible for all Product Houses: HESS GROUP, SR SCHINDLER, PRINZING PFEIFFER and HESS AAC SYSTEMS.
“Chad Rathke is a highly regarded professional with the meaningful industry background required to lead our future growth in one of our most important and established markets,” states Mr. Robert Gruss, CEO of Topwerk Group. “This appointment is part of our overall plan to expand our presence in the United States by opening the Topwerk America office in Houston, Texas.”
Although Chad’s ultimate role is CEO, he will focus much of his initial efforts on the SR SCHINDLER company line of hermetic slab presses and value-adding machinery as their Regional Director of Sales.
“I am excited to rejoin the concrete products industry where I began my career. Having the opportunity to work with a strong organization and help expand the presence of Topwerk with the addition of our new Houston office will increase our ability to service and support our existing customer base for HESS GROUP, SR SCHINDLER, PRINZING PFEIFFER and HESS AAC SYSTEMS. I look forward to re-engaging with the trade associations in support of the industries we serve and finding ways to help promote the products our customers make to the broader North and Central American markets.” says Chad Rathke, President & CEO of Topwerk America and Regional Sales Director for SR SCHINDLER.