Stefan Greimel is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tribotecc GmbH. Based in Arnoldstein, Austria, Tribotecc is a global market and technology leader of high-performance metal sulfide solutions for the friction industry. As functional additives, they are used in brake pads and clutch facings as well as in lubricants, polymers, powder metallurgy, abrasives, batteries and within a variety of other fields.
Tribotecc has gained world leadership in technology and innovation. The company develops, manufactures and distributes both synthetic and natural metal sulfides using a unique, patented synthetic manufacturing process.
What is your current role and area of responsibility?
Since September 2019 I am Managing Director and CEO of Tribotecc located in Austria, the world’s leading manufacturer of special metal sulfides, widely used as additives in brake pads and clutch facings as well as in a variety of other exciting fields. We are a proud member of the Austrian Treibacher Group, which develops and manufactures ferro alloys for the steel and foundry industries, powders for the carbide industry, materials for high performance ceramics and fine chemicals and special alloys.
How would you describe your work/leadership style and why has it worked so well for you?
Open-minded, committed, collaborative, accessible, but also persistent about performance. In practice that means, decent in tone, but hard in facts. While this can be challenging for some people at times this always worked well for me because people eventually recognize commitment and dedication and honor frank and straight-forward communication.