Munich, Germany - KraussMaffei AG has appointed Jan Siebert as ceo, effective 1 Jan 2012. Siebert will succeed Dr Dietmar Straub, who has been managing the activities of the KraussMaffei Group since April 2007.
"Jan Siebert is a successful global business leader with an outstanding track record in the engineering sector. I welcome his appointment and I am convinced that he will strengthen the business activities of the KraussMaffei Group in core markets and expand the presence of our company in emerging markets worldwide. I wish him and the whole management team every success", said Dr Kurt Kinzius, chairman of the board.
After graduating with a degree in aerospace engineering, Jan Siebert worked for 18 years in well-known international industrial companies. He has held various executive positions being responsible for corporate strategy, R&D, sales and marketing. Currently, he is ceo of GEA Heat Exchangers GmbH.