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Mankiewicz's Aviation Division Under New Leadership

Mankiewicz welcomes René Lang as the new head of its aviation business. Lang succeeds Andreas Ossenkopf, who is still available for certain projects as he seeks out new challenges.
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René Lang, the new head of Mankiewicz’s aviation business.
Photo Credit: Mankiewicz

Coatings company Mankiewicz (Charleston, S.C.) welcomes René Lang as the new head of its aviation business. Lang is an accomplished chemical engineer and manager, with Mankiewicz pointing to his experience at BASF Coatings as particularly impressive.

“I am impressed by the product portfolio and the extremely interesting aviation market,” says Lang. “I am sure that, together with our customers, we will quickly navigate around the current crisis.”

Lang succeeds Andreas Ossenkopf, who left his position with Mankiewicz to pursue new challenges. However, Ossenkopf will continue to be available for certain projects with the company.

Andreas Ossenkopf, former head of Mankiewicz’s aviation business.
Photo Credit: Mankiewicz

“My heart still beats for the industry and the company, and I am pleased that many innovations and solutions of our company, such as the BaseCoat/ClearCoat system, have become firmly established during my time,” Ossenkopf says. “I wish my successor an equally open and innovative customer base.”

“We are grateful for Andreas’ especially motivating optimism, inventiveness and strength in realizing ideas,” says Michael Grau, CEO and owner of Mankiewicz, as he wishes Ossenkopf well. “He and his team have written aviation coatings history in recent decades.” 

This management change took effect Jan. 1, 2021.

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