Terex Cranes has confirmed the appointment of Ulrich Strieder as operations director for its two production facilities in Zweibrücken, Germany – Dinglerstraße and Wallerscheid, which produce Demag branded All Terrain and crawler cranes.
In this new role he will report to Terex Cranes Germany managing director Thomas Schramm. He joins the company from Schutz, a group that products a range of products from packaging to wind turbine and aviation components, where he has been head of the packaging and steel processing division for the past nine years or so. Prior to that he spent six and a half years with truck and bus manufacturer MAN, where he was production director. He began his career in 1990 with steel tube manufacturer Mannesmann Röhren Werke becoming operations manager before leaving to join cold metal forming company Kronenberg Profil in 2000, moving to MAN in mid 2003.
He joins Terex at a good time, with Zweibrücken and Wallerscheid plants restructures, with solid backlogs.
Thomas Schramm said: “I am confident that with Ulrich Strieder at the helm, we will be able not just to continue the positive streak we have had at our plants, but to boost it even further. Mr. Strieder will use his decades of experience to drive us forward in new ways, and accordingly will be an enormous asset to our company. I am tremendously happy that we were able to get a new team member who not only has ample experience but has also had a storied and impressive history of success throughout his career.”
Strieder added: “I am looking forward to the job and the challenges it will bring. I am also confident that if we focus on our customers’ needs, we will be able to get stuff moving in the right direction.”