Andreas Strecker has been appointed chief financial officer at Deutz. He will also be a member of the management board.
In the position, effective 1 April, Strecker will assume responsibility for finance, purchasing, human resources and information services from. He will succeed former CFO Margarete Haase, whose contract ends on 30 April.
Dr Strecker previously worked in managerial positions in the bus and controlling segments of the Daimler Group, most notably for many years as the president and CEO of Daimler Buses North America. More recently, he was the CFO at Novoferm Group, before becoming CEO of Solaris Bus & Coach and working as a strategic consultant.
“We are delighted to have appointed someone as our new CFO of Deutz AG who has considerable international industry experience and extensive expertise in the areas of finance and controlling,” said Hans-Georg Härter, chairman of the supervisory board.
Dr Haase steered Deutz safely through the financial crisis, fundamentally improved the company’s financial position and noticeably lowered its break-even point, said Härter. “We would like to thank Dr Haase for her highly valuable contribution and wish her all the best for the future.”