Mr Gunnar Groebler Takes Over as CEO of Salzgitter AG
Salzgitter announced on 1 July that Mr Gunnar Groebler will take over the chairmanship of the Executive Board of Salzgitter AG on July 1, 2021 and will succeed Prof. Dr Ing Heinz Jörg Fuhrmann, who is going to retire as his employment contract expires due to age. Mr Groebler has been a member of the Executive Board since May 17, 2021. Mr Groebler previously held leading positions in the international energy company Vattenfall, most recently as a member of the Executive Group Management, responsible for the Wind Business Area.
Mr Groebler said “I am looking forward to my tasks and challenges in the Salzgitter Group and have already used the opportunity over the past few weeks to get to know many colleagues during visits to various locations and with you to get into conversation. Thanks to the good work of the past few years and despite the challenges of the corona pandemic, the company is on very solid feet, for which I would like to thank the entire team and in particular Prof Fuhrmann. Now it is a matter of continuing to develop the group as a steel and technology group with a focus on the future, with a particular focus on SALCOS Salzgitter Low CO 2 steelmaking. With this transformation project for CO 2 low-carbon steel production, Salzgitter AG is a leader in the steel industry. We will now quickly expand our good starting position. With the start of construction on our µDRAL direct reduction plant in Salzgitter, the next steps have already been initiated. "