RHI Magnesita brings Lisa Fuchs on board for Media Relations

03. July 2018

Communications expert responsible for the Group’s Media Relations as Communication Manager since July 1

“We are pleased to have brought a recognized press relations expert on board with Lisa Fuchs,” commented Stefan Rathausky, Head of Corporate Communications at RHI Magnesita, on the latest addition to the team. “She has an excellent network in the Austrian media and political landscape, and with her creativity and innovation spirit she will contribute to increasing the brand awareness and reputation of the company within and outside the country.”

Since the beginning of July, Fuchs has been responsible for the global group’s media relations as Communication Manager together with Christian Paulmichl. Rathausky, who leads the entire communications team as Senior Vice President for Marketing and Corporate Communications, now hands over the area of press relations, which had previously been his responsibility, to Fuchs.

Lisa Fuchs (33) has ten years of broad experience in communications, including positions with the Vienna Business Agency, datenwerk innovationsagentur and the private TV station ATV. In addition, her expertise is based on a Master’s degree in “Political Communications” from the Danube University Krems and her activities in the public and political sector: as spokesperson in the Ministry of Health and, most recently, as Head of Communications for Vienna’s Social Democratic Party (SPÖ Wien).

“I consider it an honor to play a part in an international top company with Austrian roots. I gladly accept the challenge of doing press relations work extending of the entire globe,” Fuchs says about her new job.

About RHI Magnesita

RHI Magnesita is the result of the combination of RHI and Magnesita to form the global leading supplier of high-grade refractory products, systems and services which are indispensable for industrial high-temperature processes exceeding 1,200°C in a wide range of industries, including steel, cement, non-ferrous metals, and glass, among others. With a vertically integrated value chain, from raw materials to refractory products and full performance-based solutions, RHI Magnesita serves more than 10,000 customers in nearly all countries around the world.

The Company has unmatched geographic diversification with more than 14,000 employees in 35 main production sites and more than 70 sales offices. RHI Magnesita intends to use its global leadership position in terms of revenue, greater scale, complementary product portfolio and diversified geographic presence around the world to target opportunistically those countries and regions benefitting from more dynamic economic growth prospects.

The combined company generated pro forma € 2.7 billion euros in revenues in the financial year 2017. For further information please visit


RHI Magnesita N.V.

Lisa Fuchs, Communication Manager / Media Relations
Tel: +43 50213 6198 und +43 699 1870 6198