Although the information is still relatively new, it´s already spreading around Medica Fair in Düsseldorf on Monday and Tuesday: the Wurmlingen based MedTech Company TONTARRA has extended its executive management by one position. Since this month, Frank Klaus Mattes is mainly in charge of Marketing and Sales in the commercial section.
With Mattes, the 130-employee strong manufacturer of surgical instruments and medical devices has recruited an experienced professional. The 47-years old is around MedTech for 27 years, of which he spent 17 years as Managing Director of the Tuttlingen based MedTech Company KLS Martin in the Netherlands. During this period he had built-up the company site in the Netherlands as well as over five years the KLS Martin site in the UK. As business-unit-manager, he was responsible for big parts of Europe and Canada for the last three years.
Now the change from KLS Martin to TONTARRA. “Two years ago, after celebrating 25 years of employment, I was looking for new challenges”, says Mattes. The intensive talks with TONTARRA have been ongoing for about one year, until he joined company owner Thomas Tontarra (production, research and development) and Alberto Petrella (commercial sector) as part of the executive management in November. Thomas Tontarra confirmed that his company had not broadcasted the news actively so far.
Growing success since the turn of the millennium
„TONTARRA has experienced phenomenal growth beginning from the year 2000”, Mattes emphasized. The challenge is now to figure out how to continue this growth. The new managing director points out: “We want to continue this dynamic development.”
Subtitle Photo: Frank Klaus Mattes (Middle) is now beside Alberto Petrella (left) and Thomas Tontarra one of three Managing Directors at TONTARRA.