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The Pfaudler Group announces new Executive Board

Thomas Kehl appointed CEO of the Pfaudler Group

Luxembourg, 30 September 2016 - The Board of Directors of the Pfaudler International S.à.r.l. announces, with immediate effect, the new Executive Board for the Pfaudler Group.

Thomas Kehl is appointed CEO of the Pfaudler Group.

Before the current role as CEO, Thomas Kehl was Chairman of the board for Pfaudler International, and before joining Pfaudler he was the President and CEO of Coperion. His international experience includes several years in various management positions in Rieter Automatik, Rieter AG, Freudenberg Nonwovens and the Hoechst Group.

“In a rapidly changing market environment with fierce competition we need to further develop our strengths and know how”, states Thomas Kehl, CEO. “Our segmented approach via Platforms will enable us to apply strong focus on customer requirements in a very distinguished manner and help us to widen our worldwide offerings in Technologies, Application know-how, Service and Systems. We will continue to rebuild our sales force on a global basis by increasing regional presence as well as training and education. A major focus will be the development of a strong service culture along with pro-active service approach towards our customers worldwide. Our top level objectives for growth, EBITDA and Cash Flow have not changed and the strategy that underpins those goals remains sound".

Mark Goldsmith is appointed COO of the Pfaudler Group. Mark Goldsmith will focus on global operational excellence and optimization of the supply chain. Mark Goldsmith has been in Pfaudler for 17 years and has extensive experience and knowledge of the Pfaudler products and services. Before the current role as COO, Mark Goldsmith was Service Director for the UK and General Manager of the Pfaudler plant in Leven, Scotland.

Dr. Dominic Deller will complete the Executive Board, continuing his role as CFO, leading globally Finance, IT and Human Resources. Dominic Deller joined Pfaudler after successfully closing the sale of SimonsVoss Technologies to Allegion PLC. Prior to this, Dominic Deller was CFO and CEO EMEIA for Lincoln Industrial. Dominic Deller started his career in the field of Business Intelligence consulting and Services.

Thomas Kehl succeeds to Andrew C. Wills, former Pfaudler CEO. Andrew Wills has decided to relocate into his home country of Scotland after spending several years in Germany. Andrew Wills has contributed for more than 20 years to the success of Pfaudler with his great dedication and leadership and the whole Pfaudler Group wish him all the best for the future.

Established in 1884, Pfaudler is a world-leading process solutions company, providing technologies, solutions, services and innovations to meet the specific requirements of our customers in the chemical, pharmaceutical and other process industries. With engineering and manufacturing facilities located around the globe, we define the standard.

With several manufacturing facilities on four continents encompassing the Pfaudler, Montz, Edlon and Mavag brands and employing around 1.300 people, we are a truly global operation. Our technology is installed across six continents, we offer the largest field service teams in our industry and we are trusted by over 90% of the world’s top 20 ICIS chemical companies.

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