Voith Paper provides a seamless, cutting-edge solution
In his new role as Strategic Technology Manager for Board and Packaging, Johann Moser will combine his expertise in customer service and state-of-the-art paper technology. His goal is to ensure that Voith Paper provides a seamless, cutting-edge solution.
“It is similar to a successful professional sports team.” Given his interest in sports, it is not surprising perhaps that Johann Moser uses such an analogy to describe the complex papermaking processes. “We really need to work together with passion, perfection and precision for success. It is how we create satisfaction for our customers.”
To enhance this customer-oriented focus, Voith has established the role of Strategic Technology Manager, who is responsible for providing an even more direct line of specialized individual support at the upper-suite management level, with the distinct focus on strategic technological solutions across the complete papermaking process.
Tailored on many levels
Crucially, this involves the coordinated optimization and perfect alignment of all papermaking components, as well as the identification of any gaps in the portfolio, or the potential for new products and services.
Since January 2017, Johann Moser has been responsible for board and packaging technology, while Philipp Buchhold has recently been appointed the Technology Manager for Specialty and Graphic. In the future, in recognition of the importance of the three main paper grades, there will also be one manager responsible for tissue.
Technology and experience is key
A graduate in chemical and process engineering of the Graz University of Technology in Austria, Moser has worked in the paper industry since 1988. Based in Heidenheim since 2004, his technological expertise stretches across all papermaking processes, products and services. In his new position, his goal is to ensure that Voith provides an all-around seamless solution. Given that the digitization wave is driving enhanced growth in board and packaging, this sector is now the most important paper grade – and is therefore viewed as a crucial investment area for the industry. “It is a highly standardized commodity, but it needs the best technology,” he says.
Reliable, efficient, more competitive
“It is my responsibility to provide expert insight on how to optimize production using less energy, fibers, chemicals and fresh water, which means adding value for board and packaging makers.” Cutting operating and investment costs, combined with increased efficiency, is always a priority for the mill managers. Moreover, a faster return on investment and increased competitiveness are also high on their agendas. “Papermaking needs a perfect composition,” he adds. “Strategic technology will make it real.”