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Linde Hydraulics GmbH & Co. KG, a global manufacturer of hydraulic and electronic drive systems headquartered in Aschaffenburg, Germany, recently announced the realignment of its executive management team.
CEO Jörg Ulrich will leave the company at his own request on March 31 to take on a new role in a private equity business. Ulrich served as CEO and president for the past seven years. He had been with Linde AG since 2004 and with KION in management positions since 2006. In 2010, he moved to the hydraulics division, from which Linde Hydraulics was then formed.
Janfried A. Tirre will continue as chief sales officer and will take on responsibility for the quality division.
Michael Kessler has been appointed to the Linde Hydraulics executive board and is promoted to chief operating officer. He will assume responsibility for the functional areas previously assigned to Ulrich. Kessler has been with the company since 2019 leading the production division. He has many years of experience as managing director of several companies. After working for 20 years in various positions at TYCO, he was technical managing director at a medium-sized company from 2011 to 2014. Until 2019, he acted as managing director for investment companies and subsequently took over as head of production at Linde Hydraulics. Kessler holds a degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA.
Linde employs approximately 1,400 workers at six plants in Germany, China, and the U.S.
For more information, visit www.linde-hydraulics.com.