SMS Plastics Technology: New leadership

Effective September 1, 2003, Steffen R. Burghoff will take over the management of SMS Plastics Technology as the successor to Dr. Helmut Eschwey. Burghoff is Executive Manager of SMS Aktiengesellschaft, the holding company of the SMS Group.
Aged 35, Burghoff holds a degree in economics and business administration with international experience in finance, controlling and management. He has had eight years’ experience with the ThyssenKrupp Group in various positions, including three and a half years as Managing Director of Shanghai Krupp Stainless, a joint venture of Thyssen-Krupp Stainless and the Chinese Baosteel Group. Subsequently, Burghoff held the position of CFO at SFC AG, a young company headquartered in Munich, Germany, which has already become a global market leader in portable fuel cells.
Dr. Eschwey who can look back on 11 years of successful leadership of the Plastics Technology Business Area of the SMS Group will still be linked with the Group as a member of the Advisory Board.

The SMS Plastics Technology Group includes the Battenfeld Injection Molding Technology companies (Germany and Austria), Battenfeld Extrusionstechnik and SMS Extrusion Kempen (both located in Germany), Cincinnati Extrusion (Austria and Japan), American Maplan (U.S.A.), Battenfeld Chen Extrusion Systems (PR China), as well as the film and sheet technology companies Battenfeld Gloucester (U.S.A.), SMS Folientechnik (Austria) and SMB David (Germany).

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