Florian Wollner New Sales Director of Austrian Standards

  • Announcement

On 1 January, Ing. Mag. (FH) Florian Wollner (34) took over as Sales Director responsible for the sales of the entire Austrian Standards portfolio

Florian Wollner New
Sales Director of
Austrian Standards

The 34-year-old sales expert has seen the world: Beijing (China), Los Angeles (USA) and Yate (UK) were stations of his career before he moved back to Austria. After more than eleven years with the packaging company Smurfit Kappa – in his last position he managed the production site in Hörsching (Upper Austria) –, the factors of international orientation and diversity were crucial for his decision to change to Austrian Standards: Here he will develop the sales and support services of Austrian Standards in his new function as Sales Director.

“Standards are of great importance internationally. They are developed by national and international experts in independent committees and facilitate the European single market and world-wide trade,” explains Wollner on the occasion of this new step in his career. He adds: "But, in particular, the manifold opportunities resulting from the wide-ranging portfolio, diverse sectors and stakeholders as well as the enormous in-house expertise make it so appealing for me to work for Austrian Standards. In the next few years, I see great potential especially when it comes to the expansion of user-oriented online services."

Managing Director DDr. Elisabeth Stampfl-Blaha also supports a stronger focus on online services in sales in future and wants to address the needs of the next generation by offering service tools: "Standards pave the way for innovations. The increasing digital transformation shows us that online services become more and more important. It is imperative to drive them forward in the years ahead so that we can serve the next generation in line with their needs. In Florian Wollner we have taken aboard an experienced expert with an international background who is able to rise to the challenges of our heterogeneous and, at the same time, highly specialized environment."

Wollner succeeds to Dipl.-Betriebswirt (BA) Markus Preuner who left at his own request at the end of 2018 after six years with Austrian Standards.

Niklas Jelinek, Head of Public Relations

Niklas Jelinek

Head of Public Relations