Ralf W. Dieter: "We are convinced that Pekka Paasivaara will successfully continue the reorientation of HOMAG Group AG initiated by Ralph Heuwing. Pekka Paasivaara has a wealth of experience in automation technology and plant engineering. The change in the Board of Management comes at the right time, especially because Ralph Heuwing's dual role at Dürr and HOMAG was only sustainable for a limited period of time."
Ralph Heuwing: "The integration of the HOMAG Group and the Dürr Group has now been completed. The company is making good headway. The forthcoming changes require the greatest attention from those at the top of the company. I would like to continue to be personally involved in the development of HOMAG as active Chairman of the Supervisory Board."
About Pekka Paasivaara
Important stages of Pekka Paasivaara's career include ABB Flexible Automation, Rexroth Indramat, Bosch Rexroth, Lenze and, most recently, Germanischer Lloyd and its successor company DNV GL Group. Pekka Paasivaara studied economics in Finland and the United States and holds an MBA from IMD in Lausanne. He has been living in Germany for 20 years, is married and has one child.