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ADA Board Member Gerhard Vorraber retires after 44 years

Gerhard Vorraber, a key figure in shaping ADA's development and growth for decades, is retiring from the company at the end of June after a remarkable career. Since joining in 1981 as a trained mechanical engineer, Gerhard has had an extraordinary journey through various areas of ADA and has contributed, among other things, to ADA becoming Austria's largest upholstered furniture manufacturer.

Originally, Gerhard Vorraber planned to spend only two years at ADA. As a truck driver, he wanted to earn enough money to then study mechanical engineering. However, thanks to the encouragement and support of Oskar Derler, a member of the ADA family of owners, he decided to continue his professional career in the company. Over the years, Gerhard has held various positions, including internal sales, route planning, field service in Western Austria and Switzerland, and the development of the export business in Germany. In 2008, he was finally appointed to the Board of Directors. Through his commitment, strong partnerships have been built that have significantly influenced ADA's growth and success to this day.

'My time at ADA was a great one, but also a very intense one. When you stay in the same company for more than four decades, a lot of things have to fit. I look back on countless inspiring conversations with employees, customers, and suppliers. It is a time that I will remember positively,' emphasises Gerhard Vorraber, ADA board member on the company's website. 'The handover of management responsibilities to Nikolaus Szlavik, ADA CEO, and Michael Wibmer, ADA CEO, has been carefully planned. With the new management, ADA has set the course to meet the changing market and the associated challenges,' he adds confidently.

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