The Zeppelin Group appoints new Head of the Power Systems business unit

18.12.2019, Garching near Munich

Ralf Großhauser takes over as Head of the Zeppelin Group’s Power Systems strategic business unit. Volker Poßögel becomes Head of the Construction Equipment Nordics strategic business unit

Ralf Großhauser has taken on the Chairmanship of the Management Board of Zeppelin Power Systems GmbH & Co. KG and associated management of the Zeppelin Group Power Systems strategic business unit (SBU). He succeeds Volker Poßögel, who will be managing the newly set-up Construction Equipment Nordics strategic business unit, as soon as business handover is complete.

Ralf Großhauser took over the management of the Power Systems strategic business unit (SBU) as well as the Chairmanship of the Zeppelin Power Systems GmbH & Co, KG Management Board from Volker Poßögel on November 1, 2019. His many years of experience in the engines product area, the development of market and company strategies, and in the management of independent business sectors serve as fantastic preparation for his new role.

Zeppelin has been accepted by Caterpillar to take responsibility for the distribution and service of Cat products in Sweden, Denmark, and Greenland, and will be taking over business activities there with effect from January 1, 2020. This expansion of the distribution and service territory means that the strategic business units (SBUs) within the Zeppelin Group will be reconfigured. In future, all activities relating to construction and mining equipment for the companies in Sweden and Denmark will be brought together in the Construction Equipment Nordics strategic business unit. Volker Poßögel will take over management of the new strategic business unit, and will also become Chair of the Management Board of the new Group companies in Sweden and Denmark. As a result, upon completion of business handover, he will bear responsibility for the distribution and service of Caterpillar products in Sweden, Denmark, and Greenland.

Mr. Poßögel (57) has already been employed at the Zeppelin Group since 2002, and has significantly contributed to the establishment and expansion of Power Systems’ activities as well as its internationalization. He has been managing the Power Systems strategic business unit since 2010, and has greatly developed the unit through measures including its strategic alignment as a solutions provider; a focus on service business; and stepping up collaboration with Caterpillar. For the industry, marine, rail applications, and power generation segments, as well as the oil and gas industry, extraordinarily successful orders have been achieved under his management.

Ralf Großhauser (49) holds two degrees, in engineering and business administration. Before his move to Zeppelin, Mr. Großhauser worked as a spokesperson for the management (CEO) at tegimus holding GmbH (Thermamax Group), as well as holding various positions at MAN Energy Solutions SE. There, his responsibilities included managing the turbocharger segment for many years. His achievements in the role included the introduction of four new product series, expansion of the service network, and increasing new-build sales within just a few years.

 

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Photo caption: Volker Poßögel (left) and Ralf Großhauser (right)

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