Dr Felix Grimm assumed the position of COO on November 1, 2022, and will be responsible for the areas of production, supply chain, purchasing and Environment, Health & Safety at a global level.

Zschimmer & Schwarz announced other senior management changes, including a new CEO, earlier in the year.

Dr Christoph Riemer, General Manager at Zschimmer & Schwarz, said: “We are really looking forward to working with Dr Felix Grimm. With his broad expertise in the areas of production and technology as well as his international management experience, he will be an excellent addition to our management team.”

Dr Grimm succeeds Wolfgang Nowak, who will leave the company at the end of the year. Dr Riemer added: “We thank Wolfgang Nowak for his very successful commitment and the very good cooperation over many years, and we wish him every success for his professional future as well as all the best in his private life.”