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KraussMaffei hires Dr. Michael Ruf as chief operating officer

  2/12/2019 - Munich, Germany - The KraussMaffei Group has laid the foundations for future growth and is strengthening its management team with the newly created position of chief operating officer (COO). Dr. Michael J. Ruf will become a member of KraussMaffei’s executive committee at the company’s Munich headquarters on April 1. The executive committee currently consists of CEO Frank Stieler, CFO Harald Nippel and the heads of the four business segments: Injection Molding Machinery (IMM), Extrusion Technology (EXT), Reaction Process Machinery (RPM) and Digital Service Solutions (DSS). Ruf, who holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Munich, will join KraussMaffei from Continental AG, where he most recently led the Commercial Vehicles and Aftermarket business unit as executive vice president. With more than 20 years of management experience in the automotive supplier industry, he brings in-depth knowledge of the market to his new role. In his position as COO, Michael Ruf will lead the four business segments IMM, EXT, RPM and DSS, as well as global procurement, facility management and the business excellence department. His key tasks will be to implement the “compass” strategy and the coordinated development of the operational business. He will also be responsible for the U.S. subsidiary KraussMaffei Corporation. At the same time, Michael Ruf will lead the location development projects in Germany.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Titan to host advanced TIA Tire Service Training - click to expand

Trelleborg inaugurates expanded silicone solutions facility in Bulgaria - click to expand

Bridgestone plans 3 percent price hike for Japanese aftermarket tires - click to expand

Dow launches next generation of silicone optical bonding materials for displays - click to expand

Elkem Silicones expands capacity to meet growing demand in North America - click to expand

Orion Engineered Carbon to expand gas blacks capacity at Cologne facility - click to expand

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Michelin Group names Alexis Garcin as the next chairman and president of Michelin North America - click to expand

Sibur and Sinopec sign agreements to jointly produce and sell petrochemicals - click to expand

American Biltrite announces organizational changes to its sales and marketing team - click to expand

H.B. Fuller to sell its surfactants, thickeners and dispersants business to Tiarco, LLC - click to expand

Bridgestone Dueler tire line selected as original equipment for all-new Jeep Gladiator - click to expand

Mold release agents market projected to reach $2.5 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Goodyear releases annual report on corporate responsibility - click to expand

Hankook Tire expands original equipment supply to Toyota for 2020 Toyota Corolla - click to expand

Asia's EPDM prices continue downward trend - click to expand

ExxonMobil study shows electric vehicles improve battery efficiency by 7 percent with properly inflated tires - click to expand

Freudenberg awards new simulation process that revolutionizes materials science - click to expand

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Dow to spotlight new silicone optical bonding, thermally conductive and EMI shielding solutions at CES Asia 2019 - click to expand

Cooper Tire launches Pro Series long haul trailer tire - click to expand

Global micronized rubber powder market forecast to reach $55 million by 2025 - click to expand

IISRP elects president international and executive committee for 2019-2020 - click to expand

Wacker expands silicone elastomer production in China - click to expand

Orion Engineered Carbons is adopting the Platts North West Europe 1 percent sulfur fuel oil index - click to expand

Monday, June 10, 2019

Akron Rubber Development Laboratory announces grand opening of Barberton campus - click to expand

Lanxess Adiprene urethane enables injection molding of cast PU elastomers - click to expand

Uniroyal Tires launches Tiger Paw touring all-season tire - click to expand

Isoprene rubber latex market forecast at $340 million by 2025 - click to expand

Covestro’s Lucore reports on Pittsburgh’s sustainabilty journey in new Medium blog - click to expand

Camso is gearing up to enhance its distribution and sales model - click to expand

Market Reports

Mold Release Agents market is projected to reach $2.5 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Global micronized rubber powder market forecast to reach $55 million by 2025 - click to expand

Isoprene rubber latex market forecast at $340 million by 2025 - click to expand

Hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber forecast with a CAGR of 7.6% through 2027 - click to expand

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