SSI SCHAEFER wins internationally experienced manager as CEO
The positions of the Group's Management Board have now been effectively filled.
Neunkirchen/Germany, 13 February 2020 – The Advisory Board of the SSI SCHAEFER Group has appointed Mr. Steffen BERSCH CEO of the SSI SCHAEFER Group. Mr. Bersch will start at SSI SCHAEFER on 1 March 2020. After a short transition period, Mr. Bersch will succeed the interim CEO of the Group, Dr. Helmut Limberg, on 1 April 2020.
Since 1 January 2016, Steffen Bersch was a member of the Executive Board of the GEA Group AG and as of the beginning of this year he was in charge of the divisions Liquid & Powder Technologies, Food & Healthcare Technologies, Refrigeration Technologies and Global Technology.
Steffen Bersch worked for the GEA Group AG since 2000 and occupied various management positions. Among others, he was Managing Director of GEA Middle East in Dubai and successfully managed a business unit for separators. Until the end of 2019, he was responsible for the business unit Equipment as a member of the Executive Board of the GEA Group AG.
Dr. Kay Mayland, Head of SSI SCHAEFER Advisory Board, stated: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Steffen Bersch, a very successful and internationally experienced manager, as CEO of the SSI SCHAEFER Group. Furthermore, Mr. Bersch contributes great experience in strategic development of globally acting groups of companies.”
The shareholders and the Advisory Board are convinced that the new CEO will sustainably complement the corporate management of the SSI SCHAEFER Group.