Bogdan Traczyk

Bogdan Traczyk

Bogdan Traczyk

Graduate of the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology in the field of “aviation” and specialty – “construction of helicopters”.

He has been associated with the Silesian region since 1980. In the 1980s he has worked as a constructor in Experimental and Production Gliding Enterprise “PZL – Bielsko”.

At the turn of 1980s and 1990s, as an initiator and chairman of the Regional Agreement of Workers’ Self-Governments, he has created the company AQUA S.A., shares of which were introduced to public trading in 1997. In the 1900s he was President of its Board.

In 1998 he became the President of the City of Bielsko-Biała. After expiration of his term, he returned to work at AQUA S.A.

In 2004-05 he was a director at Aqua System Sp. z o.o., created as a result of privatization of one of the AQUA S.A. departments.

In 2006, he worked for an international corporation as head of the team of experts for the contract “Wastewater treatment in Podhale”.

Since 2007, President of the Management Board of Local Development Agency Ltd. in Gliwice. At the end of 2013, as a result of including part of the Upper-Silesian Agency for Entrepreneurship Promotion Co. in Katowice into the structures of ARL Ltd., he has led to the establishment of the Upper Silesian Agency for Entrepreneurship and Development Ltd. in Gliwice, assets of which belong to, among others, “New Gliwice” Business and Education Center, industrial parks in Bytom and Żory, and over 98% of shares in the Silesian Science and Technology Centre of Aviation Industry Ltd. in Czechowice-Dziedzice and over 69% of shares in GAPP Co. in Rybnik.

In April 2017 he has merged with the Local Development Agency in Jaworzno. In addition, in the years 2015 – 2017 he was the President of the Gliwice Aeroclub.

He is president of GAPR Ltd. until now.