After 17 years at futronic, Marc Meersschaut will retire on July 1st.

For over 17 years, Marc Meersschaut was on the road for futronic globally in the glass industry business unit. His focus was primarily on the South American market.

The sales professional recognised the potential of these regions early on and took advantage of the opportunities there.

Over the years, the 63-year-old established contacts and cultivated relationships with customers on the other side of the Atlantic.

He always sought dialogue at the various trade fairs as well as during numerous visits to the glass factories between Monterrey and Tierra del Fuego.

Meersschaut also brought home many suggestions for improvement and product ideas from his numerous travels, which the automation specialists in Tettnang have further developed and brought to series and market readiness.

futronic Managing Director Michael Preuss said: "Marc has done a lot for futronic and made a significant contribution to our success in the container glass division. We really hate to let him go, but there comes a time.

"On behalf of the company, I would like to express my sincere thanks for his outstanding achievements and his many years of commitment."

Meersschaut's successor, Michael Maier, has been in place since the beginning of the year. Mr Maier has long been part of futronic and integrated into the sales team.


Marc Meersschaut was born in Belgium and studied electrical engineering there. Afterwards, he went to Haiti for four years to train teachers. After returning from the Caribbean, he worked in his first job as a systems engineer in his home country.

He then moved to southern Germany, where he was initially responsible for the IT department of a textile company in Ravensburg. In October 2006, Meersschaut joined futronic.

In his role as Sales Engineer for various international markets, he benefited from his experience abroad and his talent for languages.

To this day, Meersschaut maintains friendships and contacts to Haiti and is involved in aid organisations.

In his private life, he likes to travel and go mountain biking and climbing. Meersschaut also is married and has a daughter.