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New era for Demag?

With effect from 1 December 2001, Demag Mobile Cranes has a new management structure. When its 2000 workers return from their holidays on 1 January 2002, it will be without the leadership of Eberhard Kuhn, their president and CEO of 36 years, whose contract terminates on 31 December.
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Eberhard Kuhn

Three executive officers will take over control of Demag, namely Wilfred Hubert, managing director of finance and Alexander Knecht, a Demag employee for 23 years, who will take responsibility for engineering and becomes the spokesman for the board. In charge of sales and after-sales service is Bernhard Duser, who has held that role since 1996 and been at Demag for 22 years.
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Bernhard Düser, Alexander Knecht, Wilfried Hubert

The management structure is said to be in line with Kuhn’s wishes. Under his leadership Demag has become a world front runner in mobile crane manufacture, with annual sales of over €240 million. Kuhn, who will continue as an advisor, wishes to see the company gain the top in both large lattice-boom crawler cranes and all-terrain cranes. The new management structure will, it is hoped, guarantee future stable growth.