Passing the management baton

The new year begins with a leadership change at Magnetic: Heiko Lais, who is currently responsible for product development, has also been the new Managing Director of the company since January 1, 2024. He will take over from Arno Steiner, who has been Managing Director of Magnetic for almost a decade. Since 2021, he has also been Regional Director of Europe within the Magnetic group (parent company FAAC TECHNOLOGIES Group). Arno Steiner will devote himself fully to this task in the future.

His successor Heiko Lais has also been part of Magnetic for many years. In 2007, he began in international sales and moved to product development in 2014 via intermediate stations in the supervision of key account projects. He has been responsible for product development since 2016.

The shared time of Arno Steiner and Heiko Lais is characterised by groundbreaking product developments: With FlowMotion® and Momentum®, Magnetic has launched two innovative model series in the field of pedestrian gates. FlowMotion® stands for unique design, and Momentum® can be comprehensively adapted to the requirements of customers thanks to the modular concept. In addition, both have pressed forward with the integration of Magnetic into the structures of FAAC TECHNOLOGIES Group.

The appointment of Heiko Lais as Managing Director must therefore be understood as an expression of continuity and stability, both internally and externally. "We will continue along the path we have taken," explains Heiko Lais. "In the coming years, we will bring further innovative products to the market in the automotive and passenger sectors."

We would like to thank Arno Steiner for his pioneering work at Magnetic and wish him every success in his job at FAAC TECHNOLOGIES Group. At the same time, we welcome Heiko Lais as the new Managing Director and wish him all the best for the new position.