DMG Mori Christian Thönes appointed chairman of the executive board

Editor: Barbara Schulz

Germany – DMG Mori's supervisory board has appointed Christian Thönes as chairman of the executive board of DMG Mori AG, after long-standing chairman of the executive board, Dr Rüdiger Kapitza, on 6 April resigned from his position in view of DMG Mori Co.'s intention to conclude a domination and profit, agreement with DMG Mori AG as dependent company.

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DMG Mori's new chairman of the executive board Christian Thönes at the company's press conference at EMO 2015 in Milan, Italy.
DMG Mori's new chairman of the executive board Christian Thönes at the company's press conference at EMO 2015 in Milan, Italy.
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Thönes (43) has been a member of the executive board since January 2012 and was heading the product development, production and technology areas. With immediate effect, Thönes takes over responsibility for sales, product development, production, procurement, corporate public relations and audit, the company said.

He joined the group in 1998 and continuously took over more responsibility. As managing director of Sauer, Thönes built up today’s successful Advanced Technologies division (Ultrasonic and Lasertec). From 2009 to 2011,

Thönes was managing director of Deckel Maho Pfronten. According to DMG Mori, he has successfully driven the optimisation of production plants and product lines. “I am pleased about the trust placed in me and look forward to the further global alignment of DMG Mori,” Thönes said.

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