Christian Straubhaar – New Head of
Sales at Rieter Machines & Systems
Christian Straubhaar took on the position of Senior Vice
President Sales at Rieter Machines & Systems in Winterthur on
January 1, 2021. Straubhaar succeeded Reto Thom who retires this
Christian Straubhaar holds an Engineering Master’s Degree in
Industrial Management from the Swiss Federal Institute of
Technology in Zurich (ETH) and is a sales executive with 20
years of extensive experience in the textile industry.
Recently, Straubhaar was responsible as Group Sales &
Marketing Director at Itema for the world-wide sales of machines
and spare parts. Prior, he held various positions in Operations
and as Business Unit Head in Itema and other global textile
His professional career shows a solid track record in
identifying new market potentials and growing the business for
the company. Straubhaar has longstanding experience in selling
to both large and small customers and developing key accounts
within our industry.
Reto Thom has very successfully led the Sales department at
Rieter Machines & Systems for many years and made an enormous
contribution to the success of the company.