THE EGMF BOARD, A POWERFUL NETWORK
Companies and associations represented in this photo are:
VIKING, John Deere, Etesia, Toro, Stihl, Honda, STIGA, Husqvarna, Bosch Lawn and Garden, AXEMA, IVG, AEA, Fedecom, FederUnacoma/Comagarden, Fedagrim
Wolfgang Simmer, President
Born in Innsbruck, Austria in 1962 and raised in Kufstein, studied at the University of Innsbruck where he graduated with a Master degree in Economics with focus on marketing and languages. He started his professional career at VIKING in 1990, first as assistant of the management, and later as sales manager for Austria and then Europe. After VIKING joined the Stihl company group in 1993, he managed VIKING sales activities for all markets. After an organisational restructuring in 2008, he took over the overall management position for marketing and sales. He lives in Kufstein, is married and has three children.
Eric Stegemyr, Vice-President
Born in 1967 and lives in Sweden with his wife and 4 sons. Eric obtained a Master of Science degree from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg , Sweden in 1993. He joined Husqvarna in 1994 as a design engineer and was then appointed project manager and subsequently product manager. He then became a Category Manager responsible for production, purchasing, product planning and product development. Since 2009 he has been Vice President and Global Category Manager with responsibility for strategic and operational product planning and development for various product areas. Eric has been part of the EGMF Board representing Husqvarna Group since 2011.
Fabio Ricci, Technical Committee Chairperson
Born in Rome, Italy, and graduated in Mechanical Engineering at University “La Sapienza” in Rome in 1991. In 2011 attended a six-month training course on Management at LUISS Business School in Rome.
Since 1991 has been working at FederUnacoma for the Technical Department and in 2008 was appointed Secretary of Comacomp and Special Project Manager of FederUnacoma. In 2013 was appointed International Market Manager of the Federation working closely with the Internationalisation Department. Joined the EGMF Technical Committee in 2006 and became its Chairman in 2015.
Michael Leisentritt, Marketing Committee Chairperson
Born in 1960 and living with his wife close to Stuttgart, Michael graduated with a Master of Economics from the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim. He started his professional career back in 1986 as a consultant with GfK, a leading German market research company. He joined the STIHL Group in 1988 and in his current position he is head of marketing research and marketing strategy. Michael joined the EGMF Marketing Committee in 2008 and became Chairman in 2017.
Paul Wilczek, Secretary General
Elected as EGMF Secretary General in October 2015. Paul is a German national with 10 years of work experience of public advocacy in transport and energy policies in Brussels. His last work assignment was as a senior advisor for over six years at the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) with over 600 members. He holds a Master degree of economics, political sciences and public law from the Universities of Heidelberg and Potsdam. He is married and has one son.