KHD strengthens Management Board

Cologne, Germany, February 26, 2020 – Effective from 1st of February, 2020, Matthias Mersmann has been appointed by the Supervisory Board as a new member of the Management Board of KHD Humboldt Wedag International AG. He contributes his long-term expertise in the technology of cement manufacturing processes and equipment design which he has acquired in various executive positions with OEM suppliers as well as independent consultant. From 1994 to 2008, he has worked for KHD Humboldt Wedag in Cologne and has become familiar with the product portfolio, the staff and the cement clients.

After leaving KHD in 2008, Matthias Mersmann has founded the cement consultancy aixergee GmbH and specialized on the optimization of equipment of all kinds and makes for the manufacture of cement. He was also called into the Executive Committee of Loesche GmbH for five years, where he was responsible for the technology of the Loesche products. Mr. Mersmann will work to improve and adapt our portfolio of products and services to the needs of our clientele. He will also support to optimize our business processes in an effective manner.

“While the cement industry emits 7% of all man-made CO2-emissions alone – still a future without cement is unthinkable. This, along with the digital transformation, will set the frame for all industry participants to re-shape their way of doing business. For KHD this provides so much more an opportunity than it provides a problem: KHD has a combination of advantages which can help developing a prosperous future – if we work it out right. It will take all our ambition and motivation – and maybe a lot of “new thinking” – but it will be worthwhile. I am looking forward to cooperate with the best engineers of the industry and a highly qualified and motivated team in the management board to bring KHD back into a leading position of the cement equipment suppliers” says Matthias Mersmann.

Mr. Mario Zhu, CEO of KHD, states “We are all very happy for the returning of Matthias back to KHD! I am sure with his leadership KHD technology team shall be further strengthened and thus bring further benefit to our dear clients and the global cement industry.”

Additional Information

ISIN: DE0006578008
Securities identification number (WKN): 657800
Market segment: Regulated Market (General Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

KHD Humboldt Wedag International AG
Colonia-Allee 3
51067 Cologne, Germany


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