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.
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.
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.


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