Panel plant equipment supplier Dieffenbacher has announced Christian Dieffenbacher and Volker Kitzelmann as new members to the Management Board. They will run the company alongside Executive Officers Wolf-Gerd Dieffenbacher and Dr Günter Kuhn.
The younger Dieffenbacher’s step-up into the management ensures a well-planned change of leadership for the family-run business. As part of his new role, Christian Dieffenbacher will take over responsibility for the Wood Business Unit, Purchasing, Process and Information Technology, and Marketing. His responsibilities also include the strategic alignment of Dieffenbacher’s Chinese subsidiary. Volker Kitzelmann, previously Head of the Business Unit Wood, takes over as Group CFO, with responsibility for the Finance and Controlling, Auditing, Legal, Personnel and Logistics divisions.
Wolf-Gerd Dieffenbacher remains CEO and Chairman of the Management Board. He is also responsible for the Composites Business Unit. CTO Dr Günter Kuhn is responsible for technology across all divisions. The Business Unit Automation, global production and the new Recycling division will also fall within Dr. Kuhn’s sphere of responsibility.
The management team for the Business Unit Wood has also been reorganised. Bernd Bielfeldt is now Head of the Business Unit Wood. He will head up the Sales, Technology and Project Realisation divisions within the business unit. Bernd Bielfeldt will be assisted by Stefan Zipf who will be responsible for the Product Development, Detail Design and After Sales divisions, as well as for Modifications and Modernizations.