More female power in the management team of the Salzburger Aluminium Group

Teodora Radovanovic has been appointed to the management of SAG Innovation GmbH

The 27-year-old from Salzburg will take over the management of Finance and Controlling, Human Resources, IT and Digitalisation, bundled in the “Shared Service Center” SAG Innovation GmbH. She will take over these areas from Werner Muttenthaler, who has been the sole Managing Director to date and will in future concentrate on the management of Purchasing, Sales and R&D, while continuing to act as CEO of the wholly-owned subsidiary SAG Motion GmbH.

Born in Schwarzach, she studied business administration at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, joined the SAG team in 2016 and was most recently Head of Finance with group-wide responsibility for accounting and controlling. Teodora Radovanovic is married and lives in Leogang.

Teodora Radovanovic started her career at the Salzburger Aluminium Group in risk management five years ago, directly after completing her bachelor’s degree at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. After one king the accountant’s exam from 2018-2019. In 2020, Teodora Radovanovic was appointed Head of Finance and authorised signatory of SAG Innovation GmbH. With the leap to the management board, Teodora Radovanovic, who at 27 is the youngest manager in the group, is now in charge of Finance & Controlling, HR, IT and Digitalisation from the headquarters in Lend for all 12 SAG locations in Europe, Mexico, Canada and the USA.

Successful as a management duo

“I was very pleased to be accepted into the management of SAG Innovation GmbH, as it is also a sign that advancement to management positions at SAG is possible even at a very young age and that women – in this still male-dominated industry – have every career opportunity here. Of course, it also takes luck to be in the right place at the right time and to be promoted by superiors. In the management duo with Werner Muttenthaler, I myself now have the role of acting as a mentor and driving force, promoting ideas and people and enabling new developments in the areas I manage. Tasks that I approach with a lot of joy and energy,” says Teodora Radovanovic.

Diversity in action

Karin Exner-Wöhrer, CEO of SAG on the expansion of the management board of SAG Innovation GmbH: “With the appointment of Teodora Radovanovic, we have brought a reinforcement to the management board who has already done outstanding work through her commitment and hands-on mentality. At SAG, what counts is creativity, performance and the will to help shape the mobility of the future in a sustainable way on our common path. What unites us is where we are going and how we are doing it.”

SAG: Global player with a local footprint in nine countries and at 12 locations.

The Salzburger Aluminium Group is an Austrian family-owned company with 1100 employees worldwide at 12 locations in Europe, Mexico, the USA and Canada. The headquarters of the company, which goes back to Salzburger Aluminium founded in 1898, is in Lend/Salzburg. Other SAG locations in Austria are Schwarzach/Pongau and Vienna. SAG has subsidiaries in Sweden, France, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Mexico, the USA and Canada. As the market leader for aluminium tanks for trucks, SAG is a global supplier to all well-known OEMs. Other products include lightweight components, air reservoirs, compressed air tanks and special components for the commercial vehicle, railway and special vehicle industries. The company is the technology leader in the field of cryogenic tanks for LNG & LH2 (liquid natural gas & liquid hydrogen) and was the first company to bring rheocasting (special casting process for aluminium components) to series maturity. The export quota is over 90 percent. The company supplies major truck and car manufacturers as well as OEMs in the rail and special vehicles sectors. The turnover of the entire group of companies in 2020 was around 155 million euros.

As part of the GreenTech Awards 2020/21, SAG was awarded a special prize as “Leading Innovator”. This was prompted by the company’s numerous patents for innovations that make a significant contribution to greater sustainability and climate protection.

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