March 7, 2006
Wafios Machinery, Branford, Conn., has announced management changes and realignments effective immediately.
The company has hired Michael Rief as sales manager for Canada. He is responsible for the sales of wire and tube bending machines, as well as spring machinery and other wire-working products. Previously Rief was the manager of North American sales and service for Burger, a special-equipment builder in Germany.
Other changes in the company's structure include the retirement of Dr. Horst Birkmann. Birkmann has left the board after serving for 40 years tobegin active retirement. Current CEO Hanns-Gerhard Rsch has succeeded Birkmann as chairman of the board. Current CFO Thomas Hsle has been named CEO in his place. The company says sales manager Egon Reich has also joined the board.