Change of leadership for Montanhydraulik
Holzwickede, May 8, 2015. After 40 years, Dr. Peter Lipphardt is taking his leave from the leadership team of Montanhydraulik GmbH. Since 1975, he has shaped the development of Montanhydraulik Group, an international group with more than 1,000 employees in nine locations in Germany, Italy, India and the Netherlands. He will be succeeded by Dr. Ralf Becker, who took over as CEO in April, 2013.
Dr. Ralf Becker worked as Managing Director of the Automotive Unit of Ferrostaal AG from 1998 to 2013. As the new CEO of the manufacturer of hydraulic cylinders and systems, the 54-year-old has ambitious goals: "The development of Montanhydraulik shows that there are always new markets and applications for the company. Our future activities will continue to focus on that. With their companies and locations, Montanhydraulik Group is well positioned to provide solutions all over the world," said Dr. Becker.
More than 60 years of know-how and experience with the use of hydraulic systems is now reflected in different machines and systems, e.g. in mobile cranes, diggers, steel hydraulic engineering and in offshore units, in tunnelling machines, steel factories and special solutions.
This development is mainly due to the unwavering commitment of Dr. Lipphardt: "Dr. Peter Lipphardt shaped the Montanhydraulik Group for several decades," said Dr. Ralf Becker. "He opened up new business segments, established new production facilities and integrated companies, thus mapping the path for a future-oriented and successful corporate group."