Carsten Rußner Taking Over as New General Manager of H.C. Starck Ceramics GmbH

Munich. Effective November 1, 2011, Carsten Rußner will be taking over as general manager of H.C. Starck Ceramics GmbH, a subsidiary of the H.C. Starck Group.
Carsten Rußner has comprehensive professional experience in the field of advanced ceramics. Over the course of seventeen years, he held numerous management positions at a leading company in the industry, including in Research and Development, Production Technology and Planning, Process Innovation, Systems Technology, and Business Development. Carsten Rußner studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich (Germany), and subsequently began his career while simultaneously pursuing a second degree in Quality Assurance Engineering at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (Germany). Afterwards, he successfully earned a doctorate degree from the TU Dresden (Germany). Carsten Rußner is 46 years old, married, and has two children.

“Carsten Rußner is an experienced expert in technical ceramics. We are pleased that he decided to join H.C. Starck,” explained Axel Westerhaus, Member of the Executive Board of the H.C. Starck Group. “Thanks to his expertise, he will play a key role in the successful development and international expansion not only of H.C. Starck Ceramics GmbH but also of the entire Group.”

About H.C. Starck
The H.C. Starck Group is a leading global supplier of refractory metals and technical ceramics, and serves growing industries such as the electronics, chemicals, automotive, medical technology, aerospace, energy technology, and environmental technology industries, as well as mechanical engineering and tool manufacturers. H.C. Starck has 12 state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located in Europe, America, and Asia, and has close to 3,000 employees worldwide. Additional information about the company can be found at www.hcstarck.de

Ulrike Reich
Director Corporate Communications