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09/20/2013

Frank Gropengiesser Joining Voith Turbo as CEO of its Rail Division

This is to announce the appointment of Dr. Frank Gropengiesser (52) as member of the management board of Voith Turbo and CEO of its rail division. Effective November 1, Dr. Gropengiesser will succeed Dr. Norbert Klapper, who will leave Voith at his own request.
Dr. Frank Gropengießer
Gropengiesser has over 20 years of international management experience and extensive knowledge of the global rail supply industry. “We are very pleased to have Frank Gropengiesser joining our team, and taking on the leadership and future development of our drivetrain technology and coupler systems business,” says Carsten Reinhardt, Chairman of the Management Board of Voith Turbo.

Dr. Gropengiesser, who studied mathematics and economics at the University of Cologne and then earned his doctorate at the University of Kaiserslautern, began his career in 1991. Following positions at Phoenix AG and Vibracoustic GmbH & Co. KG, Dr. Gropengiesser joined Knorr-Bremse in 2003, where he last held the position of CEO of the European Rail Business Unit.

Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 42,000 people, generates € 5.7 billion in sales, operates in more than 50 countries around the world and is today one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.

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