SMS group GmbH appoints new CTO and COO

SMS group GmbH has appointed Prof. Dr. Hans Ferkel to the position of Chief Technology Officer and Michael Rzepczyk to the position of Chief Operating Officer.

Prof. Dr. Hans Ferkel currently serves as Head of Technology and Innovation at ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG. Previously, he held senior management R&D positions at Volkswagen. Prof. Dr. Ferkel will begin his work as Chief Technology Officer at the earliest possible date.

As of March 1, 2019, Michael Rzepczyk will take on the role of Chief Operating Officer of SMS group GmbH. Mr. Rzepczyk currently serves as Executive Vice President of the Business Unit Metallurgy and is mainly responsible for the execution of major projects.

Dr. Katja Windt (Digitalization) headed by long-standing chairman Burkhard Dahmen.
“I am delighted to welcome Prof. Dr. Ferkel and Mr. Rzepczyk to our management team. They have experienced industry experts and will support SMS in further expanding its market leadership in metallurgical plant construction”, said CEO Burkhard Dahmen. “The Management Board is now perfectly positioned to implement our growth strategy and to remain a key partner for our most sophisticated customers.”

SMS group is a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry.

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