HAHN Group names COO for Material Handling Division

August 2020

Gregor Kessler strengthens the management of the Material Handling Division in the HAHN Group. Gregor Kessler joined the HAHN Group as COO of the Material Handling Division on August 17, 2020. The Material Handling Division includes the companies WEMO Automation, Waldorf Technik and GeKu Automation Systems with locations in Germany, Sweden, the USA and Turkey. Gregor Kessler supports Bernhard Rupke, who continues to be responsible for the areas of sales and service as managing director of the division.

Gregor Kessler held various management positions in the areas of supply chain and operations management during his professional career and was most recently responsible for global supply chain management at Siemens Logistics GmbH as Senior Vice President.

Thanks to his many years of experience, the qualified industrial engineer is familiar with the requirements in the healthcare sector, one of the focus industries of the HAHN Group’s Material Handling Division. With his international experience and knowledge in the field of plastics processing, he will also be able to drive the further internationalization of the companies he is responsible for.

"With Gregor Kessler as COO of the Material Handling Division, we complement the management team in the areas of operations, supply chain and processes," explains Philipp Unterhalt, Managing Director of the HAHN Group. "In this way, we can support the individual strengths of our companies even better and further expand our cooperation and performance in order to be a stable partner for our customers even during difficult times."

About the Material Handling Division
The HAHN Group unites GeKu, Waldorf Technik and Wemo within the Material Handling Division. With innovative ideas, the latest technology and comprehensive service, the three companies complement each other perfectly in their portfolio for industrial plastics processing. The companies in the Material Handling Division offer their customers tailor-made systems for high-performance automation on the injection molding machine with extremely short cycle times and maximum precision.

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