It took KHS nearly three months to officially announce, what readers of inside.beer have known already since the end of April (inside.beer, 23.4.2018): Kai Acker will be new head of KHS, one of the leading manufacturers of filling and packaging systems for the beverage, food and non-food industries.
The official statement which was published today reads as follows:
“The KHS GmbH Supervisory Board has appointed Dipl.-Ing., Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Kai Acker as the new Executive Management Board Chairman, effective October 15, 2018. He will be responsible for the technology, development/production, and human resources areas.
Mr. Acker, born in 1968, is currently managing director at LEONI Special Cables GmbH, Friesoythe and director of the "Enterprise & Industrial Projects" segment. After training as a power electronics technician, he studied electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University and completed MBA postgraduate courses at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
With regard to this personnel decision, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinz Jörg Fuhrmann, Salzgitter AG Executive Board Chairman, stated, "We are pleased to have acquired in Mr. Acker a competent executive with a broad range of industrial experience for this demanding position. I am sure that Mr. Acker will have a decisive impact on the growth-oriented development of the KHS Group. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my executive board colleague Burkhard Becker for laying the foundation for promising structures and the associated improved profits as the interim KHS CEO."
As an internationally-operating manufacturer of filling and packaging systems for the beverage, food and non-food industry, KHS GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of the Salzgitter Group, plays a leading role in this sector. It is an essential member of the Salzgitter AG technology division.”