Reinhold Wenig, EME Managing Director, has retired from the Sorg Group.

Wenig began his career in 1985 as an engineer with the Sorg Group, working with German glass engineering company Nikolaus Sorg.

After a brief hiatus, Wenig was offered a position as the Commercial Director for Sorg Feuerungsbau (SFB).

Later, he became the Managing Director of both SFB and Glasofenbau Leipzig.

When SKS was founded, he became CEO and later served as EME Managing Director.

In 2021, Wenig played a pivotal role in implementing a new ERP system for the entire Sorg Group, enabling a smooth transition to the next generation as he stepped down from his management position.

He said: "I came in contact with Sorg by chance and was fascinated by the physical calculations connected to building a furnace."

He continued that the open co-operation with all colleagues, and shareholders, made the group stand out to him.

When asked about about his roles within the Sorg Group and the most exciting aspect of his career, he said: "To analyse processes and associated numbers, to react to them organisationally, and to act. To be a good boss to my employees, allowing for their individual characteristics."

On the future of the glass industry, he said: "Glass is a healthy material, especially in the food industry sector. For this reason, I see a stable future for glass despite the problems regarding energy procurement.

"Ecological problems will not lead the glass industry to shrink – Sorg's further development of furnace technology will help avoid this.”

Wenig attributes his long-standing career to the support he received at home: "Only thanks to the immense support of my wife was I able to invest the required time into my profession."

When asked what he would miss most about his work, he said: "It might be an unrealistic wish, but hopefully nothing!"

Wenig leaves Sorg Group in a strong state after a dedicated and successful career.