Motorenfabrik Hatz introduces its new CEO Bernd Krüper. The business administration graduate takes over the position from Michael Schweigert who fundamentally realigned the company during the recent years, successfully repositioned it in the market and opened up new markets with the promising H-series engines.
Bernd Krüper comes from MTU Friedrichshafen respectively Rolls-Royce Power Systems. He is very well noted for his many years of market experience and comprehensive expertise for propulsion technology in the off-highway and automotive segments. As MTU Vice President he was heading the construction & agriculture business which is also very important for Hatz. Furthermore, Krüper's duties at Rolls-Royce Power Systems and MTU also included the heading of marketing and product management after which he very successfully was in charge of worldwide operations as Vice President Industrial Business and President Greater China.
Bernd Krüper together with Thomas Lehner, responsible for finance, human resources, purchasing and IT since the end of 2016, will now comprehensively develop the Hatz future strategy with on an excellent basis. Hatz continues to rely on innovation and advancement. This is why the manufacturer of industrial engines invests high amounts in predevelopment and new development as well as product management. Furthermore, Hatz works closely with leading universities in Eastern and Upper Bavaria to look collectively at innovative future concepts. The focus is on subjects and tasks such as big data management, Industry 4.0 and, what is very current, future combustion engine drive solutions as well as the development of alternative fuels.