Global manufacturer of heavy and specialised transport vehicles, Goldhofer, has appointed Matthias Ruppel as its new CEO. He has also been a member of the board of the company since October 2020.
Mr Ruppel previously served as Goldhofer’s chief operating officer (COO). He was in charge of engineering – which has been expanded to include purchasing – with responsibility for development and production.
Prior to that, Mr Ruppel spent 13 years as managing director at Putzmeister Holding GmbH. He has also held various positions of responsibility in production for international markets in the fields of mechanical and plant engineering.
Hans-Joachim Boekstegers, chairman of the supervisory board at Goldhofer AG said, “In Matthias Ruppel, we have gained an accomplished CEO with more than 10 years of experience as managing director of a globally active industrial company in a comparable and equally challenging environment.
“He combines this experience with the ability to get things done in engineering, plus the necessary hands-on mentality. He will continue to drive and consolidate Goldhofer’s position as technological leader in the transport and airport markets with a focus on the customer and an eye to the future.”