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German equipment manufacturer Bomag has announced that Ralf Junker has taken over as president of the company, replacing Jörg Unger.

Mr Junker has worked for Bomag since 1988 and has been a part of the management team since 2001, before taking over as managing director in 2009. He began his role as president on 1 May.

Stepping away from the role, Mr Unger will now take on the role of president of the Fayat Road Equipment business.

The company has also appointed Robert Laux as managing director of Bomag, alongside Ralf Junker and Dirk Woll, the chief financial officer.

Mr Laux joined Bomag in 1997 and has been a member of the management team since 2006. Added responsibilities for Mr Laux will include worldwide production and supply chain management.

Jean-Claude Fayat, owner and president of the Fayat Group, said, “With these personnel decisions, we are convinced that we are implementing changes that match the corporate culture of the Fayat Group and the Bomag Group.

“Continuity of our business policy is an important pillar of the family business Fayat, and of Bomag, too. We are therefore delighted that we were able to fill the president and managing director positions from our own ranks.”

He added that both Mr Junker and Mr Laux had a lot of experience in management and with Bomag. He said the company strongly believed their expertise would help Bomag to expand its position in the market.