Deutz appoints former Daimler manager

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Deutz has announced the appointment of a former Daimler Group manager to its board of management.

Dr Andreas Strecker will replace Dr Margarete Haase, who will retire on April 30, 2018. Effective from March 1, Strecker will assume the role of chief financial officer as well as being a member of the board of management and human resources directorate.

Dr Strecker previously worked in managerial positions in the Bus and Controlling units of the Daimler Group, most notably for many years as the president and CEO of Daimler Buses North America. More recently, he was CFO at Novoferm Group for four years, before becoming CEO of Solaris Bus & Coach and working as a strategic consultant.

“We are delighted to have appointed someone as our new CFO of Deutz who has considerable international industry experience and extensive expertise in the areas of finance and controlling,” said Hans-Georg Härter, chairman of the supervisory board. We would also like to thank Dr Haase for her highly valuable contribution and wish her all the best for the future.”

Dr Margarete Haase steered Deutz safely through the financial crisis, fundamentally improved the company’s financial position, and noticeably lowered its break-even point.

January 12, 2018

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