Achim Klotz appointed CEO of Von Roll Group

The Von Roll Holding AG board of directors has appointed Achim Klotz, currently executive management member and divisional head of advanced materials at Buhler AG, Uzwil, as the new CEO of the Von Roll Group. Klotz succeeds the current CEO Matthias Oppermann, who will be leaving the company. Board chairman Dr. Peter Kalantzis will act as interim CEO until Klotz takes office during the first half of this year.

Klotz graduated from Darmstadt Technical University in Germany with a degree in mechanical engineering and from European Business School in Wiesbaden with a degree in marketing and business administration. Since 1998 he has been divisional head of die casting at the Buhler Group, from 2001 to 2005 he additionally took over Buhler North America, and in 2009 he was appointed divisional head of advanced materials. In his position at Von Roll, Klotz will be responsible for the production, research and development, sales and service, erection and process technology activities of four business units.

Von Roll is a Switzerland-based industrial company, with U.S. headquarters in Schenectady, N.Y., that specializes in products and services for electrical insulation, electrical technology and power transmission and distribution.

-Bill O’Leary

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