Bielefeld. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raimund Klinkner will leave the GILDEMEISTER Executive Board at the end of the year, in order to take on new responsibilities. He joined the group in May 1998 and is successfully responsible for the logistics and production areas.
To stay abreast of increased globality and the group's highly developed product and market orientation, Dr. Thorsten Schmidt (33) has been appointed by the Supervisory Board of GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft at its meeting on 28 March 2006 as a further ordinary member of the Executive Board with effect from 1 January 2007, or earlier. He will take over responsibility for sales and services.
Dr. Thorsten Schmidt is currently responsible for sales and services in the important Asia business sector; before that he had managerial functions at GILDEMEISTER for the American market. He is an economist, who holds a doctorate, and began his professional career in January 2002 at GILDEMEISTER. Within a very short period of time he took on managerial responsibilities in sales and services.
Following the successful process optimisation of the previous years, a further step in this direction includes the focus on the technology and production area. The Supervisory Board is planning to appoint a fourth Board member for this department.
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