New CEO at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag
Gerd Liebig (55) will be new CEO at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, Schwaig, Germany. Starting January 1st, 2017 he will succeed Dr. Tetsuya Okamura (60) who will take over a new responsible position at Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd. Gerd Liebig has been working in responsible positions in Sales and Marketing the injection molding industry for more than 25 years. From April 2015 on he has been the Chief Sales Officer at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH.
Together with CSO Gerd Liebig and CTO Andreas Schramm Dr. Tetsuya Okamura is managing the company as CEO from March 2008 until December 2016. Dr. Okamura has been developing Sumitomo (SHI) Demag into a financially strong company with a clear strategic focus on the company’s core competences in production and product portfolio. The company invested considerably in its production sites and subsidiaries; lastly a huge amount in machines for Schwaig’s production. At the time being additional means are being provided to support “eService” and to expand the subsidiaries.
Gerd Liebig joined Sumitomo (SHI) Demag on April 1st, 2015 as CSO. From 1990 until 2005 he was already working as Head of Marketing with Sumitomo (SHI) Demag predecessor company Demag Plastics Group before he changed to an Austrian competitor. With Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s new subsidiaries in Hungary, Austria and Spain Gerd Liebig strengthened the company’s advisory skills as well as its problem solving competence and internationalized the customer service.
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH
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