Since 1 October last year, AUMUND Fo¨rdertechnik GmbH in Rheinberg has had a new Managing Director, Jens Mu¨ller (54), who is responsible for finance, controlling, IT, HR, general admin, purchasing and production, alongside Robert Gruss, Managing Director for sales, service, technology and R&D, and Franz-W. Aumund, President.

Mu¨ller has taken over from Andreas Klottka, who had carried out this role on an interim basis since Dr Volker Brandenburg took early retirement. Klottka had undertaken this role in addition to his responsibilities as Managing Director of AUMUND Holding B.V.

As well as his principal responsi- bilities as head of the finance and controlling functions, the new Managing Director places strong emphasis on successful procurement management, for which he believes the input from staff at the AUMUND Group subsidiaries in other parts of the world will be of paramount importance.

After graduating in economics, Mu¨ller started his career with chartered accountants Ernst & Young in Hamburg, Germany. After seven years in auditing, he joined the Ko¨rber AG Holding, also in Hamburg. Over a period of 14 years under this mandate he held various

positions, one of them being Chief Financial Officer of a machinery and equipment manufacturer which operated internationally. Since then Mu¨ller has been Managing Director of Richter- Helm BioLogics GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg, and of DiaExpert GmbH, before joining AUMUND Fo¨rdertechnik.