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2021-08-27 - HOERBIGER appoints Dr. Thorsten Kahlert as CEO

After six years of successful work for the HOERBIGER Group, Dr. Jürgen Zeschky, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, will retire at the end of 2021.

Jürgen Zeschky joined HOERBIGER at the beginning of 2016. Under his leadership, the Strategic Business Units and Divisions were successfully realigned. Together with his team, he played a very significant role in the focused and economically sound positioning that has strengthened HOERBIGER for the future. This period also included the successful acquisition of Deublin and the establishment of the Rotary Solutions Division, as well as the excellent management of the effects of the COVID crisis on HOERBIGER.

The Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Thorsten Kahlert as Jürgen Zeschky’s successor as CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board. Thorsten Kahlert joined HOERBIGER in April 2017 as Head of the Safety Division. Previously, he worked for 13 years for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in various positions and countries. In addition to Safety, Thorsten Kahlert was responsible for several other Divisions at HOERBIGER in the following years, including Rotary Solutions, Engine, Automotive Hydraulics, and Electronics. He has been a member of the HOERBIGER Executive Board since August 2019.

To ensure a smooth handover, Thorsten Kahlert will assume his new role as early as October 1, 2021. Jürgen Zeschky will continue to be fully available to the HOERBIGER Group during the transition phase until December 31, 2021.