30 March 2021
As announced by the Supervisory Board of SIKORA AG, Harry Prunk will leave the SIKORA Board on March 31, 2021 after more than 45 years of very successful work. He has shaped the development of the company and contributed significantly to the success of the brand. Harry Prunk started his career at SIKORA in 1975 […]
As announced by the Supervisory Board of SIKORA AG, Harry Prunk will leave the SIKORA Board on March 31, 2021 after more than 45 years of very successful work. He has shaped the development of the company and contributed significantly to the success of the brand.
Harry Prunk started his career at SIKORA in 1975 directly after finishing his studies in electronics as the third employee with the company founder Harald Sikora. 11 years later he was appointed Managing Director of SIKORA Industrieelektronik GmbH. In 1981, he founded the first subsidiary for SIKORA, SIKORA International Corp. in California, USA. Since 1996 he has been a shareholder of the company SIKORASince the transformation of the company into SIKORA AG in 2002, Harry Prunk has been a Member of the Management Board, which he chaired from 2011 to 2015. In his function, Harry Prunk was responsible for the areas Sales, Marketing and Service and was particularly involved in the internationalization of SIKORA. Today, the medium-sized company is globally positioned with 14 subsidiaries and 300 employees.
“We thank Harry Prunk for more than four decades full of outstanding achievements for our company, for the close cooperation with customers in the wire and cable, hose and tube as well as plastics industry and for his persistent commitment in building up the SIKORA subsidiaries and representatives”, says Prof. Dr. Thomas Sikora, chairman of the Supervisory Board of SIKORA AG. “The many years of wonderful and trustful cooperation will remain unforgotten.”
Dr. Christian Frank, CEO at SIKORA, appreciates his special commitment: “Harry Prunk understands and embodies SIKORA like hardly anyone else. With him, the company developed many new regions and inspired numerous customers. In the cable industry there is probably nobody who does not know Harry Prunk. I would like to thank him for his passionate commitment, his untiring support of our employees, his valued advice and especially for his valuable friendship.”
Since March 1, 2020, Dr. Jörg Wissdorf has been the new Member of the SIKORA Board and officially takes over the succession and responsibilities of Harry Prunk as of April 1, 2021. The graduated Aerospace Engineer previously worked in various leading positions in Sales and Marketing as well as Managing Director at national and international companies. “Jörg Wissdorf has many years of experience in corporate management. I am convinced that he will significantly shape and drive the further development and success of SIKORA, and I am pleased that we could win him for this position,” says Christian Frank.
Harry Prunk will remain professionally active after his retirement as SIKORA Board Member and will realize new, challenging projects as Consultant for Corporate Development with a focus on management and internationalization.
About the company
SIKORA AG was founded in 1973 and, with Harry Prunk, has become a hidden champion, a leading company for measuring and control technology for the wire and cable, hose and tube and plastics industry. With around 300 employees worldwide, 14 international subsidiaries and more than 30 regional representative offices, the medium-sized company serves customers with innovative product solutions and individual service. The measuring and control systems are manufactured exclusively at the headquarters in Bremen.
With the help of the SIKORA measuring systems, manufacturers can increase the efficiency of their production lines, as it is possible to save plastic material during the production of cables, pipes and tubes of different types and at the same time significantly increase the quality of the products.
Significantly lower consumption of plastics not only increases the profitability and competitiveness of the manufacturers. It also protects the environment and thus contributes to a sustainable production. Up to 5 million tons of carbon dioxide are saved annually by using SIKORA measuring devices.
The success of the company is confirmed by numerous awards. SIKORA regularly occupies top positions in national rankings. Thus, SIKORA is the only company from Bremen among the top 100 of the fastest growing medium-sized companies in Germany in 2020. Furthermore, the company is listed as “World Market Leader Future-Champion 2020” in the World Market Leader Index.
In more than 45 years at SIKORA, Harry Prunk has contributed significantly to the success of the company. With a lot of commitment, foresight and passion, he has set important impulses for the awareness, technology leadership and growth of SIKORA.