Born and raised in Grevenbroich, Kästner already knew the plant from his parents who worked there - and after studying engineering and doctorate at RWTH Aachen University worked most of the time at his home location. Under his leadership, the Grevenbroich plant was formed into a new unit, achieved significant increases in productivity and resource efficiency through systematic improvements, and has for many years promoted the compatibility of work and family life through many voluntary benefits such as the “Walzwichtel” daycare center.
Hydro Group Executive Board member Kjetil Ebbesberg thanked Kästner warmly for his achievements: "He has enriched our organization for decades as an excellent engineer and industrial manager and gave important impulses for technical and strategic projects." The automobile line 3, an investment of 130, is currently under construction Million euros.
“Stefan Kästner has also made Hydro stand out as a responsible partner in society in dialogue with its neighbors and the community. He was instrumental in promoting an integral culture of continuous improvement and cooperation in the plant. We have to continue on this path, ”says Ebbesberg.
Christoph Budde started his career at the Grevenbroich plant in 1998 as a trainee. He most recently headed the production of aluminum strips for packaging and construction applications, before that he headed the technical department until 2013. The graduate engineer for material-related manufacturing technology graduated in Clausthal-Zellerfeld lives with his family in Kaarst.