Ravne na Koroškem, September 18th ‒ The Management Board of the SIJ Group has named Viljem Pečnik, the current sales and marketing director of the same company and a manager with 15 years of experience in leading positions, as the Managing Director of SIJ Ravne Systems. Managing Director Samo Jenič's two-year term during which he successfully merged three companies into the new SIJ Ravne Systems  has recently expired. After his term expired, Mr. Jenič decided on a career path outside of SIJ Group. 

SIJ Ravne Systems, a part of SIJ Group and its commercial processing, shall be managed by Viljem Pečnik, a manager with 15 years of experience in leading positions in sales and marketing at production companies that operate on international markets. He joined SIJ Group ten years ago. He had been the sales and marketing director for the past four years, starting in the company Noži Ravne, then assuming the same role in the merged group SIJ Ravne Systems after the merger of three companies (Noži Ravne, Serpa in Sistemska tehnika). From 2015/2016, he has also been managing two sister companies of the SIJ Ravne Systems Group in USA and Great Britain. In addition to his extensive managerial experience, Viljem Pečnik also has valuable experience in the development of new products and a deep understanding of production processes.

As his term draws to an end, the current Managing Director of SIJ Ravne Systems, Samo Jenič, has decided to pursue a career path outside of SIJ Group. He will remain at SIJ Ravne Systems for another month, during which he will finish a few final-phase projects and hand over operations to his successor.


The SIJ Group is the largest Slovenian vertically integrated metallurgical group, whose products occupy leading positions on the European and global niche steel markets. The Group consists of two core business areas – metallurgy (core business) and poultry division (Perutnina Ptuj Group). According to the first unaudited business results for the first half of 2018, the metallurgical and food processing areas generated sales revenues of EUR 557.8 million, an operating profit (EBITDA) of EUR 57.4 million.

Additional information:
SIJ – Slovenska industrija jekla, d.d.
mag. Sara Wagner, Head of Corporate Communications
Phone: +386 1 242 98 27
Mobile: +386 41 313 532