Abrupt management change
A press release reveals some turmoil at the top management of German Mahlo GmbH & Co. KG a developer and manufacturer of modern textile machinery and quality control systems
Ralf Hopp, joining Mahlo in 2009 from Baumüller Nürnberg Group (automation solutions and drive system) has left the company effective December 1 “on mutual agreement” and is pursuing an outside career. Ralph Greeenwood-Mahlo Chairman of the advisory Board at Mahlo comments: “Mr. Hopp was a loyal and professional colleague and we very much appreciated his strategic work and technical understanding. The Mahlo family thanks him for his dedication and the trusting cooperation”. This all points to a forced ousting of Mr. Hopp but detailed reasons for these facts are not published.
As of December 1, 2011 the company named Rainer Mestermann to become new CEO of Mahlo. He is a graduate engineer and was serving previously at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Erlangen (supplier of measuring systems for flat webs) and in his capacities as head of international marketing and sales department and company development. Mestermann is entrusted to adapt Mahlo to current market trends and to keep the company on a successful course with his profound market and product knowledge”, adds Greenwood-Mahlo. According to in-house information Mahlo has positioned itself successfully on an international basis as a leading company for sophisticated solutions in developing and manufacturing of machines and systems for the textile, coating, foil and paper industries and Mestermann is supposed to keep the compass on continuity and innovation.