12/04/2021 – After more than 45 years
Harry Prunk leaves the Sikora Board of Management
As announced by the Supervisory Board of Sikora AG, Harry Prunk, after more than 45 years of very successful work, left the Board on March 31. He has shaped the development of the company and contributed significantly to the success of the brand.
Harry Prunk started his career at Sikora in 1975 directly after finishing his studies in electronics as the third employee with the company founder Harald Sikora. 11 years later he was appointed Managing Director of Sikora Industrieelektronik GmbH. In 1981, he founded the first subsidiary, Sikora International Corp. in California, USA. Since 1996 he has been a shareholder of the company.
Since the transformation of the company into Sikora AG in 2002, Harry Prunk has been a Member of the Management Board, which he chaired from 2011 to 2015. In his function, Prunk was responsible for the areas Sales, Marketing and Service and was particularly involved in the internationalization of Sikora. Today, the medium-sized company is globally positioned with 14 subsidiaries and 300 employees.
"We thank Harry Prunk for more than four decades full of outstanding achievements for our company, for the close cooperation with customers in the wire and cable, hose and tube as well as plastics industry and for his persistent commitment in building up the Sikora subsidiaries and representatives", says Thomas Sikora, chairman of the Supervisory Board of Sikora AG. "The many years of our wonderful and trustful cooperation will remain unforgotten."
Christian Frank, CEO at Sikora, appreciates his special commitment: "Harry Prunk understands and embodies Sikora like hardly anyone else. With him, the company developed many new regions and inspired numerous customers. In the cable industry there is probably nobody who does not know Mr. Prunk. I would like to thank him for his passionate commitment, his untiring support of our employees, his valued advice and especially for his valuable friendship."
Since March 1, 2020, Jörg Wissdorf has been the new Member of the Sikora Board and officially takes over the succession and responsibilities of Harry Prunk as of April 1, 2021. The graduated Aerospace Engineer previously worked in various leading positions in Sales and Marketing as well as Managing Director at national and international companies. "Jörg Wissdorf has many years of experience in corporate management. I am convinced that he will significantly shape and drive the further development and success of Sikora, and I am pleased that we could win him for this position," says Christian Frank.
Harry Prunk will remain professionally active after his retirement as Sikora Board Member and will realize new, challenging projects as Consultant for Corporate Development with a focus on management and internationalization.