Harald Rackel appointed COO of the SSI SCHAEFER Group

Rackel completes the C-Suite Management Team for the SSI SCHAEFER Group

The Advisory Board of the SSI SCHAEFER Group has appointed Mr Harald Rackel as COO of the SSI SCHAEFER Group. Mr Rackel will start his position at SSI SCHAEFER on 1 October 2020.

Since 2018, Rackel held the CEO position at Elexis AG and was the spokesperson for the Management Board of EMG Automation GmbH in Wenden, Germany. Elexis AG is a subsidiary of the SMS Group and is an international market leader in the production of automation and quality assurance systems. After initial positions within the SMS Group managing the hot and cold rolling mills along with process and quality management business units, Rackel took over the divisional management of electrical and automation systems in 2007. He became a member of the Executive Board in 2013. Since the beginning of 2018, Rackel was also responsible for the digitization strategy of the SMS Group and its subsidiaries.

The Advisory Board of the SSI SCHAEFER Group is pleased to gain Rackel, a very successful and experienced manager for the company. The C-Suite Management Team of the SSI SCHAEFER Group, consisting of CEO Steffen Bersch, CFO Bruno Krauss, and the future COO Harald Rackel, is an ideal trio equipped to lead the company to a profitable and sustainable future.

Contact Person

Melanie Kämpf Senior Global Communications Manager Phone No.: +49 151 12 11 32 25 Mail: melanie.kaempf@ssi-schaefer.com