Tognum to reduce executive board

20 Sep 2011

MTU parent group Tognum says that it is to reduce the size of its executive board as of 1 October 2011 from five to four members, following the sales reorganisation of of the global Tognum group in January 2011.

As a second step, the company has decided to concentrate the entire market responsibility for the engines und onsite energy business units in a single Executive Board division to be headed by Peter Kneipp, the board member currently responsible for engines. The board member currently responsible for onsite energy and components, Christof von Branconi, is leaving the company on 30 September for personal reasons.

As already announced, Joachim Coers will assume the position of CEO on 1 October 2011 and Dieter Royal that of CFO. Coers succeeds Volker Heuer, who will retire on 30 September.

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