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Boasting a combination of eight centuries of coin-making heritage and some of the most innovative technology in the marketplace, the Austrian Mint fuses ancient and modern with a level of success that few companies can match. The vital ingredient in this mix is our loyal and long-serving staff.
An engraving academy has been in existence in Vienna since 1733, yet there is no formal educational programme in the ancient art of coin striking. Many of its secrets have, however, been handed down over the centuries from one generation of our master craftsmen and women to the next. There is no better way to acquire the knowledge and know-how required to produce coins of the very highest quality than to train on the job itself, particularly when staff turnover is as low as at the Austrian Mint.
Team spirit is an inevitable by product of such a process. But while technology is no substitute for commitment, through our highly skilled management team we have also established a systematic and targeted professional development method based on cutting-edge analytical and statistical techniques, without ever losing sight of the ancient craftsmanship on which our success is based. In so doing we have taken our place among the world’s minting elite.
Head of Technical Sales
Since March 2007 Gerhard Palfinger has been an employee in the Business-to-Business area at the Austrian Mint where he heads the Customer Order Processing department. As Product Manager he handles the sale of circulation coins commissioned by foreign national banks. He also oversees the metal recycling service.
Key Account Manager B2B
Sabine Deopito has been working for the Austrian Mint since mid of 2009. She is responsible for all national customers for medals and international customers for precious metal coins and medals. Her fundamental experience in international sales and B2B marketing in several industries combined with competent knowledge of product features, quality categories and the minting process enables well-grounded consulting and customer advisory service, from design to striking and packaging. She is also in charge of all Austrian customers for precious metal blanks and several institutional accounts for precious metal blanks.
Key Account Manager B2B
Christian Schmid has been working for the Austrian Mint since February 2009. He is primarily responsible for the sale of precious metal coin blanks made of gold, silver, platinum and palladium to clients all over the world.
Head of Sales Department
An employee of the Austrian Mint since 1990, Christian Kölbl has been head of Sales since 1998 and is directly responsible for contact with banks. In this capacity he is also responsible for client information and new sales promotion initiatives.
Head of Operative Sales and Client Service
An employee of the Austrian Mint since 1985, Andrea Warecka has been in her current position since autumn 2011 and is responsible for collecting, processing and finalizing all client orders for delivery. She is also in charge of the Austrian Mint shop.
Christine Hager has been working in the Sales Department of the Austrian Mint since October 2009 where she assists the B2B department and ensures the smooth handling of major clients and banks. She also looks after other sales of precious metals to major clients.
Daniela Amon has been at the Austrian Mint since October 2008 and mostly looks after retail clients. From initial request and order servicing to shipping and payment, it is her responsibility to guarantee their smooth running.