Grenchen/Switzerland, 17 October 2016 – etampa AG, the Swiss precision manufacturer for fineblanking and stamping, today announced that Josef Lorenz has been appointed Head of Quality Management. A trained toolmaker, mechanical engineering technician and quality manager, Josef Lorenz has many years of experience in the industry covering stamping technology and plastic injection moulding, among others. His most recent positions have all been in senior management at renowned Swiss suppliers, with a particular focus on quality management and quality assurance. At etampa, he is also responsible for environmental management and for occupational health and safety. Lorenz reports directly to Rudolf Haefeli, the company’s CEO and President of the Board of Directors.

Lorenz: “I am very much looking forward to my new duties and responsibilities. Especially when it comes to stamping and forming, the importance of quality, safety and the environment cannot be overestimated. The various ISO certifications are also key tasks for us, which I will support to the best of my ability.

Haefeli is also delighted about the new appointment: “In Josef Lorenz we have found someone who has made quality and safety his personal mission. Lorenz has a sharp eye and applies exacting standards. I am confident that in his role he will contribute to further advancing our company.”