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Maria Knauer

Global Product Manager Efficiency Solutions


Maria Knauer graduated from Graz, University of Technology (Austria) and holds a master degree in chemical and process engineering with focus on pulp and paper technology. In 2004 she started her industry career as International Trainee at Voith Paper in St. Pölten, Austria, became a start-up engineer and then product manager high pressure water jet technology before she moved to Voith Paper in Heidenheim, Germany in 2009 to take the role of a Portfolio Manager and later became Vice President Products. In 2014 she moved on to the Voith Holding as a Project Manager in the Corporate Development team. From 2016 she held different positions in the Digital Ventures Group Division, finally as Vice President Strategic Design. Since 2019, Maria - as Global Product Manager Efficiency Solutions - is responsible for the OnEfficiency & OnCumulus digital portfolio, which helps customers to increase their profit with help of 4.0 solutions that ensure the production of the targeted paper quality at lowest cost and with highest output.


Making our world better with paper in the age of digitalization

Session Three (all times BRT)

Wednesday, 12 August, 2020