Bielefeld. Dr.-Ing. Masahiko Mori has been appointed as the new member of the GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft Supervisory Board. He succeeds Dr. Klaus Kessler, who retired from the board. The Supervisory Board and Executive Board thank Dr. Kessler for his contribution to the Supervisory Board and his work as a member in the Finance and Audit Committee.
Dr. Masahiko Mori was born in Nara (Japan) in 1961 and studied mechanical engineering at Kyoto University (Japan). Since 1999, the 48-year-old has been president of Mori Seiki Co. Ltd. – a leading manufacturer worldwide of machine tools. The company was founded in 1948 and is based in Nagoya (Japan). Dr. Mori is the Vice-President of the Japan Machine Tool Builders Association (JMTBA), a member of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering (JSPE) and the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME), as well as the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP). He is elected a Fellow of the SME in 2007.
Dr. Rüdiger Kapitza, Chairman of the Executive Board at GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft, was appointed to the Mori Seiki organ as “Senior Executive Operating Director”.
The alliance between GILDEMEISTER and Mori Seiki contracted in March, covers production, research and development, purchasing, sales and services and the worldwide provision of customer financing.
The Executive Board