Zeppelin Anlagenbau: Management Board with new CEO

The Business Unit Plant Engineering of the ZEPPELIN Group has reorganized the Management Board. Bernhard Scherer, for 6 months member of the Management Board of Zeppelin Systems, has been appointed chairman from January 1st, 2011.

Scherer succeeds Peter Gerstmann who has held a double function being chairman of both ZEPPELIN GmbH and Zeppelin Systems GmbH as mother company of the Plant Engineering Division.

Bernhard Scherer (49 years), Diplom-Kaufmann (equivalent to MBA), has an extensive international experience. With positions as CFO of Gerresheimer Glass Inc., USA New Jersey, as well as CEO of Kimble Chase Life Science and Research Products LLC, Scherer has built up an excellent reputation as specialist with mergers & acquisitions.

Before going to the US Scherer was partner of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in its Competence Center Operations Strategy in Stuttgart/Germany. During that time he acquired a wide knowledge in the fields of company strategy, restructuring and organization.

About Zeppelin Systems
Zeppelin Systems has specialized in the engineering, manufacture and construction of plants for handling (storing, conveying, blending, dosing and weighing) premium bulk solids (powders and pellets) for the chemical, plastics and the rubber industries as well as for tiremakers. Subsidiaries in Italy, Great Britain, the United States, Singapore, China and India as well as manufacturing plants in Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and the Turkey serve the international markets. In 2009 the number of employees who were occupied world-wide in the plant construction division was 670.

Since 2009 the former Reimelt Henschel GmbH (located at Rödermark near Frankfurt), forms part of the Zeppelin Group. 570 employees work all over the world for the company with subsidiaries in the United States of America, Brazil, France, the UK, Korea and Hong Kong which now operates under the name Zeppelin Reimelt. The major target groups of Zeppelin Reimelt are the foodstuff industry, the plastics processing industry (PVC) and the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The production program includes systems for conveying bulk solids (food and PVC), material feeding and storage, blending and homogenization, dedusting, weighing and dosing, as well as blenders for PVC, mixers for food and compounders.