CEO Rodenstock GmbH, Oliver Kastalio
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Oliver Kastalio becomes Chairman of the SPECTARIS Industry Association

Oliver Kastalio, CEO of the spectacles manufacturer Rodenstock, has been elected as the new chairman of SPECTARIS Landesgruppe Bayern. By being elected State Chairman, the 47 year-old graduate engineer also becomes a member of the Executive Board of the SPECTARIS Industry Association.

Before coming to Rodenstock, Oliver Kastalio was with the consumer goods enterprise Procter & Gamble for 19 years in responsible positions in the areas of product development, brand management, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, finance and sales. Lastly, he was responsible for luxury products and scents as General Manager of the Global Prestige Products division.

"I thank all members of the Landesgruppe Bayern for the confidence they have shown and I am looking forward to the working relationship. Since I highly esteem the broad range of activities and high commitment in the Association, it is an important personal concern of mine to actively support the successful SPECTARIS work," said Kastalio after the election.

The high-tech industry association represents the interests of the medical technology, optical technologies and analytical, biological, laboratory, and ophthalmic optics industries. These industries generated total revenue of around 42 billion euro in 2010 and employ 199,800 people in 2,700 businesses with more than 20 employees. SPECTARIS supports around 400 mainly small and medium-size companies both through active industry marketing domestically and abroad as well as through representation of their interests in politics and through various services such as seminars and supplying industry data.

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