Dr Gerald Karch has been named CEO of German concrete equipment manufacturer Putzmeister. He will also site on the board of parent company Sany, which is based in China.
Dr Karch succeeds Norbert Scheuch, who has left the company by mutual agreement after four years as CEO. Dr Karch joined Putzmeister at the end of 2008 and was appointed to the Management Board in early 2010. He previously held a series of management positions during a 14-year career at component manufacturer ZF. His PhD, awarded in 1992, is from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany and is in mechanical engineering.
Dietmar Feder, chairman of Putzmeister’s Supervisory Board said, “The Supervisory Board thanks Mr Scheuch for his dedication, his successful restructuring and repositioning of the company and wishes him all the best for his professional and personal future. At the same time, I welcome Gerald Karch as the new CEO of our company. He has already been part of the management team during the last period of fundamental change at Putzmeister and I am convinced that he will continue the company’s strategy of international strength as a strong leader.”
Dr Karch said "I am very much looking forward to assuming the position of CEO. We are in good shape, and Putzmeister will continue to strengthen its customer focus and international presence."