Succession in the Management Board

From 1 October 2020, Marco Esper will join the Management Board of Heimbach GmbH. He will succeed Peter Michels, who will retire on 31 December 2020 after 25 successful years as Managing Director.

Until then, Marco Esper and Peter Michels will jointly manage the Paper Machine Clothing Division (PMC) of the Heimbach Group and ensure a smooth transition.

The other areas of responsibility in the management team remain unchanged:

  • Werner Dilly for Finance,
  • Dr. Ralf Kaldenhoff for the Technical Textiles Division.

After a successful introductory period, by 1 January 2021 at the latest, Marco Esper will take over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Marco Esper studied processing and process engineering (paper technology) at the Technical University of Dresden. After various positions as an engineer in technology, project management, PMC service and as sales director at Voith Paper in Heidenheim and in China, he was most recently responsible for the Products & Services Division and a member of the Board of Management of the Voith Paper Group Division.