Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH, Vice President Converter Steelmaking
Gerald works at Primetals Technologies – former Siemens VAI – in the centre of competence for converter steelmaking in Linz. He is business responsible for converter steelmaking covering hot metal treatment, LD converter as well as AOD converter projects.
He joined Primetals in 2009 building up simulation group for finite element, CFD and logistic simulations. During his time as head of technology for converter steelmaking he lead several R&D projects including the development of the Vaicon Link converter suspension system or the Vaicon AOD damper which is now successfully used at several AOD converters to reduce vibrations by more than 50%. Since 2016 he is business responsible for the business segment of converter steelmaking.
Gerald holds a PHD degree for mechanical engineering as well as a master degree for international economics.