UNTHA staff spotlight - Peter Streinik

Kuchl, Jul 07, 2015

Name: Peter Streinik

Job title: Head of Business Unit Waste


  1. What does your role entail?

I am responsible for UNTHA’s globally-renowned waste division and oversee everything that contributes to the ongoing commercial success of this business unit. One of the key parts of my role is to continually develop new strategic markets whilst nurturing the collaborative efforts of our multi-disciplined team, across shredder sales, product management, project management and after sales. We have a fantastic reputation, not just in Austria, but worldwide, and this positive brand awareness is something I work hard to uphold.

  1. How long have you been with the company?

10 years.

  1. What’s the best thing about your job?

Working in such a professional, close-knit team with a positive, ‘can do’ attitude. I genuinely enjoy coming to work on a daily basis, knowing we have the ability to change the world’s resource agenda.

  1. Of all the places you’ve visited during your time with UNTHA, which has been your favourite?

I honestly couldn’t pick a favourite. I am lucky enough to have travelled across all continents since joining UNTHA in 2005, and have had so many enriching experiences as a result of the companies and individuals I’ve met in their different native cultures.

  1. For you, which is UNTHA’s stand-out shredder?

It has to be our new XR Cutter, there is no question about it. It has taken four years of intensive research, development and engineering to bring this concept to life, but in less than 12 months this single step shredding solution has been met with worldwide acclaim. No other waste shredder on the market can produce SRF in one pass, at these throughputs, and with such impressive cost and energy efficiencies. I feel very proud to have been a member of the team behind this innovation.

  1. What’s been your biggest work achievement, since joining UNTHA?

Being a part of UNTHA’s journey into the waste sector. The company has been a well-known brand within the recycling field since the 1970s, but it is only in the last six years or so that we have developed a focused stronghold in the waste arena. Now we are one of the world’s leading providers of robust, efficient and profitable shredders for alternative fuel production.

  1. Describe UNTHA in three words:

I think clients would say we’re a company of quality, reliability and innovation.


 And finally  some more light-hearted questions:

  1. What’s your favourite food?


  1. How do you relax on a weekend?

Spending time with my wife and two children, ideally enjoying some of the amazing countryside that we have on our doorstep.

  1. If you were stranded on a desert island, what is the one thing you couldn’t live without?

Assuming I was stranded with my family, I’d want to have my iPad with me – that way I could order anything else I needed from the internet!

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