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Plasser America Management Team receives Gold and Silver Merit Decorations of the Republic of Austria

Plasser
May 23, 2012

Josef Neuhofer and Günther W. Oberlechner honored for their achievements

The Plasser & Theurer Co. is the world leader in railroad track maintenance machines with headquarters in Linz, Austria and over 3,000 employees worldwide, selling its products in over 100 countries. The company’s huge success in the U.S. market is due largely to the efforts of its management team, Josef Neuhofer, President, and Günther W. Oberlechner, Vice President, which have resulted in Plasser’s also becoming market leader in the US.

Mr. Neuhofer and Mr. Oberlechner are known in the US trade as the “eminences of US and international railroading” and are largely responsible for the excellent reputation Plasser and thereby Austria have earned as having outstanding technical competence. Their efforts have made it much easier for Austrian firms to enter the US market.

By decree dated February 20, 2012, the Austrian President Mr. Heinz Fischer awarded Josef Neuhofer the “Gold Merit Decoration of the Republic of Austria”and Günther W. Oberlechner the "Silver Merit Decoration of the Republic of Austria" for their outstanding contributions to the Republic of Austria.

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