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Ten years after REMONDIS Aqua’s subsidiary WAL-Betrieb (a water service provider based in the German city of Senftenberg) began operations, the managing director responsible for commercial affairs has handed over her baton to the younger generation. Having worked at the company for so many years, Karin Rusch stepped down from her position on 31 August 2016 and is now enjoying a well-earned retirement.
Karin Rusch had been a managing director at WAL-Betrieb since the company’s foundation in 2006
Karin Rusch played a key role in developing WAL-Betrieb over the last ten years and in turning it into such a successful business. The numbers are impressive: over the last decade she has been responsible for investment projects totalling 124 million; almost 40 apprentices have successfully passed their exams whilst she was managing director at WAL-Betrieb qualifying to become industrial administrative officers, mechatronics engineers or plant fitters. Moreover, she succeeded in acquiring, developing and managing a further 33 municipal and industrial projects alongside her work of managing the operations for the Lausitz Water Board in Senftenberg, a town situated in the south of the German state of Brandenburg. Thanks to her good work as managing director, the company is well known across the region for being an expert and reliable partner for both the public and private sectors.
“I know that I won’t find it easy to let go of the interesting and exciting work at WAL-Betrieb. Having said that though I am going to love having all that extra time to spend with my family, especially my grandchildren, to go on holiday, to focus more on my hobbies and to go out more with my friends,” commented Karin Rusch just before she left. Her successor as managing director responsible for commercial affairs is 39-year-old Stefan Voß, previously a commercial manager and authorised signatory at WAL-Betrieb. “WAL-Betrieb plays an important role within the REMONDIS Group and is well known for its successful and well-managed operations. I aim to continue to grow the success of our company and am happy to have such a motivated team of specialists there to help me,” said Stefan Voß looking ahead at his future role.
The team of managing directors at WAL-Betrieb: Roger Lucchesi, Julia Behrendt and, since September, Stefan Voß (from left to right)