Hatz Names New CEO

Motorenfabrik Hatz announced that Bernd Krüper is its new chief executive officer (CEO), taking over the position from Michael Schweigert.

Krüper comes to Hatz following stints at MTU Friedrichshafen and Rolls-Royce Power Systems. He has many years of market experience and comprehensive expertise for propulsion technology in the off-highway and automotive segments.

As MTU vice president, he headed the construction & agriculture business. Krüper’s duties at Rolls-Royce Power Systems and MTU also included heading marketing and product management after which he was in charge of worldwide operations as vice president industrial business and president Greater China.

“We welcome Bernd Krüper as a very well proven expert and leader in propulsion technology, and we are looking forward to his contribution, our cooperation as well as the tasks we will fulfil together with him,” said Wolfram Hatz, majority shareholder and Chairman of the Advisory Board at Hatz.

Krüper and Thomas Lehner, responsible for finance, human resources, purchasing and IT since the end of 2016, will now comprehensively develop the Hatz future strategy.