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Dr. Ulrich Dohle New Tognum CEO

Posted on July 1, 2013

As previously announced, Dr. Ulrich Dohle, 59, has become chairman of the executive board and CEO of Tognum AG, effective July 1, 2013.  He succeeds Joachim Coers, who has left the company after nine years at his own request.

In April, the Supervisory Board extended Dr Dohle's contract until December 31, 2015. He has been on the executive board of Tognum AG since 2009, previously holding the position of deputy CEO and chief technical officer.  In his new role, Dr Dohle will also be responsible for R&D and quality management.

 “This will ensure that continuity is maintained as we move to the next stage of integration and collaboration and position the combined business for future growth,” said John Paterson, Chairman of Tognum's Supervisory Board.

Tognum said one priority of the executive board's work will be to expand operations worldwide. At the same time, the cooperation with Rolls-Royce and Daimler is to be intensified. New in the product portfolio are medium-speed engines and system solutions from Norwegian subsidiary Bergen Engines, which has become a member of the Tognum Group. The Bergen engines are expected to complement MTU engines and drive systems, MTU Onsite Energy distributed power generation systems, and injection systems from L’Orange.

Since mid-March 2013, Tognum AG has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems Holding GmbH, a joint venture of Daimler AG and Rolls-Royce Group plc.