The SMS group management board has appointed Mr André Schneider as new CEO of the SMS group Region Europe. At the same time, he will be taking over the position as CEO of Paul Wurth in Luxembourg from Mr Georges Rassel. SMS group has offered Mr Georges Rassel another job within the group.Mr Georges Rassel has been with Paul Wurth as the global leader in iron making technology since 1988, when he graduated as Civil Engineer. After working as an engineer in the “Bridges and Structures – General Contracting” department, he pursued his career in the metallurgy department. After joining Paul Wurth’s management team as COO in 2011, Mr Georges Rassel took over as CEO in 2015 and has led the company towards becoming the leading partner for the decarbonization of iron making plants. At the same time, he has orchestrated the successful integration of Paul Wurth into the SMS group, which started in 2012.His successor Mr André Schneider has been with SMS group for many years and in various functions such as Executive Vice-President of forging plants business and as CEO of the SMS group Region CIS. His focus will be on fully exploiting the market potential for green steel projects in the region Europe and he will continue to drive R&D activities on decarbonization from Luxembourg together with the Paul Wurth management team.