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English Español WashTec makes changes to its executive team

The German carwash equipment manufacturer also downsizes the board of management.



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Volker Zimmermann, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of WashTec AG, left the company on February 2019.

“The Supervisory Board expresses its thanks to Dr. Zimmermann for his commitment and achievements, in particular during the successful reorientation of the company, and wishes him all the best for his private and professional future,” said the company in a press release.

A new CEO for one of the world’s largest car wash equipment manufacturers still hasn’t been appointed.

Ralf Koeppe (53) will be appointed as member of the Board of Management and CTO. Dr. Koeppe holds a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering and he has acquired a doctorate at the Swiss Federal University of Technology in Zurich (ETH). He has worked as a research associate at the Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics of the German Aerospace Center, as head of research and development of KUKA Roboter GmbH and as Managing Director of KUKA Laboratories GmbH.

Karoline Kalb, member of the Board of Management responsible for legal & compliance, investor relations, human resources, corporate development and special projects, will leave the company by December 31, 2019. Axel Jaeger, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company, will take over her responsibilities.

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