DGAP-News: R. Stahl AG / Key word(s): Personnel
Changes in the Executive Board of R. STAHL AG
"Operational excellence is a strong value lever to improve efficiency and expand our technology and market position and thus is at the core of R. STAHL's strategic goal of profitable growth. With the appointment of Bernardo Kral, who has been instrumental in shaping the structural and procedural improvements of our global production and the automation of manufacturing processes over the past three years, the Supervisory Board strengthens this strategy and underpins continuity also at the Executive Board level", said Peter Leischner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of R. STAHL. "Also on behalf of the entire Supervisory Board, I wish him great success in his future work."
"I am very delighted about the appointment of Bernardo Kral to the Executive Board of R. STAHL. We have a trustful and successful collaboration in various leadership functions since 2009 in common, and we will now add the next chapter to it. In addition to his achievements for our company so far, Bernardo Kral brings decades of experience in the optimization of processes along the entire value chain of manufacturing companies into his new role", Dr Mathias Hallmann, Chief Operating Officer of R. STAHL commented. Following the changes in the Executive Board, Dr Hallmann will be responsible for the Group functions Finance, Governance, risk & compliance, Human Resources, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, IT, Marketing & Innovation, Procurement, Sales and Strategy.
Kral has a strong technical and commercial background and gained extensive leadership expertise in multinational corporations. He studied mechanical engineering and industrial business administration as well as financial and strategic management in Brazil. Starting his professional career in 1990 as Head of production at Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, he moved to Festo Automation Ltd. in the same role in 1995. Two years later, he took over the function of the Operations Manager of the Fuel Dispenser division of Danaher Corporation before joining Parker Hannifin Corporation as Managing Director of the Seals and Refrigeration divisions in 2003. Another six years later, he moved to Voestalpine Welding Group as Managing Director of the America region, where he also was responsible for the implementation of the global Lean strategy. In 2013, he became Managing Director of Lincoln Electric's subsidiary in Brazil. Before joining R. STAHL, he was Managing Director and partner at K-Square Consulting, Sao Paulo, with a focus on restructuring, M&A and change management. Kral grew up in Brazil, has a Brazilian and Austrian citizenship, is married and has two children. His contract has a term of three years.
R. STAHL AG
Dr. Thomas Kornek
Senior Vice President Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Am Bahnhof 30
74638 Waldenburg (Württ.)
Tel. +49 7942 943-1395
|Company:||R. Stahl AG|
|Am Bahnhof 30|
|Phone:||+49 (7942) 943-0|
|Fax:||+49 (7942) 943-4333|
|Listed:||Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard), Stuttgart; Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Tradegate Exchange|
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