The incoming CEO brings with him over 30 years’ experience in the machine tool business and the manufacturing space. Most recently, Dr Rondé was managing director of EMAG in Germany, having previously headed up the machine tool and production systems supplier’s Chinese subsidiary. He was also CEO of Franz Kessler, one of the biggest motor spindle manufacturers in the world and of Intercontec Pfeiffer, a manufacturer of connectors.
Dr Rondé has held the role of vice chairman on the Saurer board of directors since October 2021.
Mr Pan comments: “We believe that Dr Rondé, with his strong technical background and extensive management experience, is the right person for the role of CEO. He will continue to drive the further development of technological innovation, product competitiveness and management, as well as the success of Saurer’s future strategy.”
Dr Rondé says: “We are cautiously optimistic as the textile sector begins to show signs of recovery. I am confident that Saurer will be able to benefit tremendously from new opportunities in the coming years.”