PALFINGER AG completed the search for a new CEO. With Ing. Andreas Klauser (53), currently Global Brand President of Case IH and STEYR as well as CNH Industrial board member, an experienced and internationally accomplished top manager was found. Subject to the finalization of the contracts, Andreas Klauser will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer on 1 June 2018.
"We are pleased to have gained an experienced executive with Andreas Klauser," commented the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Ing. Hubert Palfinger Jr., the decision for the new CEO. "Klauser has international market and sales experience in the field of agricultural machinery and commercial vehicles brings the best prerequisites for transforming the future challenges of digital transformation into sustainable corporate success for the PALFINGER Group. "
Prior to his current job, Klauser was a member of the Sergio Marchionne CNH Industrial board and Brand President of Case IH and STEYR worldwide. He has successfully managed, refocused and kept profitable large parts of the business in Europe and the US. In Turin, as COO of CNH Industrial for the EMEA region, he was responsible for the integration of 12 brands and 9 sub-organizations (including Iveco, New Holland, Case IH and STEYR). In these functions, he was responsible for up to EUR 25bn in revenue and around 60,000 employees by 2015. Most recently, Klauser worked as President of Case IH and STEYR worldwide based in the USA (Racine / WI). Klauser began his career in 1990 at STEYR Landmaschinentechnik in St. Valentin / Upper Austria.
"The management task at PALFINGER is a challenge that I am very happy to accept. PALFINGER is the benchmark for innovation, strategic growth and success in the industry thanks to worldwide customer proximity. Together we will take the next stage of the increase in profitability and international growth in attack, "said Andreas Klauser about his order.