DGAP-News: Kontron AG hires new Chief Operating Officer and Head of Group Sourcing

DGAP-News: Kontron AG hires new Chief Operating Officer and Head of Group 

DGAP-News: Kontron AG / Key word(s): Change of Personnel
Kontron AG hires new Chief Operating Officer and Head of Group

23.01.2014 / 11:30


Eching near Munich, 23 January 2014 - Kontron AG, a leading global provider
of Embedded Computer Technology (ECT), has appointed Ulf Harring (47) as
Chief Operating Officer (COO). He will lead the new global function Group
Operations, concentrating on enhancing Kontron's capabilities in the areas
of Purchasing, Supply Chain and Production, as well as customer focus. Ulf
Harring has gathered considerable experience in a wide range of
international management positions in recent years. For the last six of
them, after many years as General Manager at Mercedes Benz/Daimler AG and
Executive General Manager at Mitsubishi Motors Corp., he has been
responsible for the Global Supply Chain and Logistics of white goods
producer AB Electrolux, serving as Vice President and Global Head of Supply
Chain. In November 2013, Accenture, SAS Institute and SILF awarded the
Swede the 'Supply Chain Professional of the Year' prize for his efforts.
Ulf Harring will take up his new job with effect from 1 February 2014.
In addition, Dr. Stephan Gutthal (45) joined Kontron AG as the new Head of
Group Sourcing on 7 January 2014. His focus lies on the harmonization of
Kontron's purchasing processes and the optimization of its supplier base.
Prior to joining Kontron, he headed Corporate Procurement at Deutsche
Annington and gained experience as an interim and project manager in the
Supply Chain Management practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He also held
various positions as a consultant and manager in supply chain issues at
Rolf Schwirz, CEO of Kontron AG, says: 'We are delighted to have won two
highly skilled experts with Ulf and Stephan. Purchasing, Supply Chain and
Production are key elements of our 'New Kontron' strategy and our two new
colleagues will help us optimize these areas for the future.'
During the past year, Kontron AG has already implemented a thoroughly
optimized organizational structure. The new global business units allow the
company to serve customers better and more quickly, as well as to exploit
yet untapped customer potential. The three globally controlled functional
areas Group Sales, Research & Development and Group Operations simplify
internal processes and help to raise further synergies.
For more information:

Harald Kinzler
Phone: +49 69 9218 7465
Email: hkinzler@heringschuppener.com

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Language:    English                                                
Company:     Kontron AG                                             
             Oskar-von-Miller-Str. 1                                
             85386 Eching                                           
Phone:       08165-77-225                                           
Fax:         08165-77-222                                           
E-mail:      gaby.moldan@kontron.com                                
Internet:    www.kontron.com                                        
ISIN:        DE0006053952                                           
WKN:         605395                                                 
Indices:     TecDAX                                                 
Listed:      Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard);       
             Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover,  
             München, Stuttgart                                     
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