The Zeppelin Group Appoints New Labor Director

04.05.2018, Garching near Munich

Alexandra Mebus will also become a member of the Group’s Management Board

Garching near Munich, May 4, 2018. The Supervisory Board of the Zeppelin Group appointed Alexandra Mebus as Managing Director and Labor Director in its meeting on November 24, 2017.

Alexandra Mebus will take up her new role with effect from July 1, 2018, taking over from Peter Gerstmann, Chairman of the Zeppelin GmbH Management Board, who temporarily held the role of acting Labor Director. As member of the Management Board, Ms Mebus, 41, will be responsible for HR and HR development. Mebus is an HR expert who has previously worked in various HR management roles for companies including foundation-owned company Robert Bosch GmbH and most recently, Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG, where she held a position as member of the management team at Voith Turbo GmbH.

"Ms Mebus, an expert in HR, brings her professional experience in a foundation-owned company, and we are delighted to be welcoming her on board at the Zeppelin Group," commented Andreas Brand, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Zeppelin GmbH. "I wish Ms Mebus every success in her role at the Zeppelin Group."

Heribert Hierholzer, Employee Representative and Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Zeppelin GmbH, enthused, "We are very pleased to be welcoming a woman to the top management team at the Zeppelin Group, in the form of Alexandra Mebus."

"Ms Mebus identifies strongly with our values and corporate culture, and I’m so pleased that she will be joining us," added Peter Gerstmann, Chairman of the Management Board at Zeppelin GmbH. "I’m looking forward to our successful collaboration!"

The top management team at the Zeppelin Group will be composed as follows from July 1, 2018: Peter Gerstmann, Chairman of the Management Board of Zeppelin GmbH, Michael Heidemann, Deputy Managing Director of Zeppelin GmbH, Christian Dummler, Managing Director and CFO of Zeppelin GmbH, and Alexandra Mebus, Managing Director and Labor Director at Zeppelin GmbH.

In her future role as Labor Director, Mebus will be responsible for around 8,000 Zeppelin employees and trainees worldwide.