Heidelberg is reorganising its Executive Management Board, which will see the departure of Marcel Kiessling, who is responsible for Sales and Services. He is to leave the company by mutual agreement as of March 31, 2014. He joined the company in 1989 and was responsible for Heidelberg’s business in the Americas from 2004 until 2010.
Instead, Harald Weimer will join the board from April 1, 2014 and will be responsible for Services and Parts as well as Consumables and Remarketed Equipment. He will also cover the management of the global marketing and sales organisation of the Group.
Weimer has worked for Heidelberg for more than 15 years. He is a graduated engineer and was responsible for several key positions in Heidelberg’s global sales organisation, most recently as Head of Region Americas since 2011.
“We are delighted to have gained an experienced manager in Mr. Weimer, who has been working successfully for the Group for many years, as a successor”, said Robert J. Koehler. “It is now time to enter the next phase in the realignment of the business areas and seize the future growth opportunities of this segment, to achieve sustainable profitability for Heidelberg.”
The Heidelberg Executive Management Board now has just four members: Dr. Gerold Linzbach, Chairman, Dirk Kaliebe, Stephan Plenz and Harald Weimer.