ebm-papst Group has announced the appointment of Rainer Hundsdörfer as chairman of the board of management.
Current chairman Hans-Jochen Beilke will retire at the end of September. Mr Hundsdörfer has been Chairman of the Industry division and member of the Executive Board since 2008 at mechanical engineering company and automobile parts supplier Schaeffler AG.
Mr Hundsdörfer started his career at Trumpf in Ditzingen and from 2003 to 2008 he was Chairman of the Board at Weinig AG, a producer of machines and systems for wood processing in the Baden-Württemberg town of Tauberbischofsheim.
Mr Beilke, who has held the post for the past six years, said: “The shareholders at ebm-papst are glad to have been able to gain in Rainer Hundsdörfer an internationally experienced manager who will continue to develop the Group.”