New CEO for CHIRON Group SE
Carsten Liske, new Chief Executive Officer of CHIRON Group SE, will be responsible for the Operations Division going forward, as well as for certain overseas subsidiaries.
The management team of CHIRON Group SE is now complete: Bernd Hilgarth (CSO), Vanessa Hellwing (CFO), Carsten Liske (CEO) and Dr. Claus Eppler (CTO).
Carsten Liske takes over as Chief Executive Officer of CHIRON Group SE on March 1, 2021, thus completing the experienced management team of the machining centers and solutions specialist, headquartered in Tuttlingen. “In Carsten Liske, our corporate group has appointed a highly competent CEO with more than 20 years’ experience in the international capital goods sector,” says Dr. Armin Schmiedeberg, chair of the Board of Directors. “He will be a real asset to the mid-tier CHIRON Group SE,” he adds.
Carsten Liske began his career with the ABB Group in Zurich and Unaxis in Liechtenstein. In 2006, he took over as Chief Operating Officer of Oerlikon Esec in Cham, Switzerland. In 2009, he moved to Rieter AG in Winterthur, the leading supplier of systems for short-staple fiber spinning, where he held various leadership positions. From 2011 to 2013, in addition to managing global operations, he was General Manager of Rieter in China. In 2015, as manager of the After Sales division, he was appointed to the Group Executive Committee of Rieter Holding AG. His last position at Rieter was as head of its largest division, Machines & Systems.
At CHIRON Group SE, Carsten Liske will be leading the Operations department, encompassing the Global Service, Production, Logistics, Procurement and Quality Management divisions. He will also be responsible for the overseas subsidiaries CHIRON Taicang, CHIRON America, CHIRON Mexico and CHIRON India. The role of CEO, which was filled by CFO Vanessa Hellwing ad interim, passes immediately to Carsten Liske.
About the CHIRON Group
The CHIRON Group, headquartered in Tuttlingen, is a global company specializing in CNC vertical milling and mill-turn machining centers, as well as turnkey manufacturing solutions. The Group has a global presence, with production and development sites, sales and service subsidiaries, and sales agencies worldwide. With a workforce of 2100 employees, it generated €443 million in revenue in 2019. Around two thirds of machines and solutions that are sold are exported. Key customer sectors are the automotive, mechanical engineering, medicine and precision engineering, aerospace industries and tool production.
The CHIRON Group is proprietor of the brands CHIRON, STAMA and FACTORY5, associated with new machines, as well as the retrofit brand CMS. The key feature of all the brands is precise, productive and flexible machining. CHIRON has a reputation for optimum dynamics. STAMA focuses on stability and heavy machining. FACTORY5 machining centers are ideally suited for high-speed machining of microtechnical components. CMS provides completely overhauled machines from the Group, including related services. With products and solutions for additive manufacturing, the CHIRON Group supplements its core competencies.
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