Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Michel to succeed Dr.-Ing Hans Fechner as spokesman for Siempelkamp management

On the 1st of August, 2018, Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Michel will join G. Siempelkamp GmbH & Co. KG as an additional member of the management. And later, on January 1st, 2019, he will succeed Dr.-Ing. Hans Fechner as the spokesman for the management of the Siempelkamp Group as he retires after many years of service.

Christoph Michel studied aerospace engineering at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and later, on a part-time basis while working full-time, earned an MBA degree from Duke University, United States (U.S.). He has 18 years of experience in mechanical and large-scale plant engineering.

After he first worked as a development and project engineer for ABB and Alstom, he joined the GEA Group in 2001. There, he managed the areas of corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, and strategy. He also held various operative management positions. Most recently, he was the CEO responsible for the GEA Heat Exchangers business unit. He successfully managed the internationally acting group of machine and plant engineering companies which was later sold by GEA to a financial investor.

“I am looking forward to successfully further developing the company together with the existing managements and employees of the Siempelkamp Group and contributing my experience in the international components and project business in order to continue to offer our customers cut-ting-edge machinery and engineering solutions for complete plants,” Michel said.