The world's largest plastics machinery manufacturer has a new head of strategic development.
Mannesmann Plastics Machinery GmbH named Holger Tumat, who has a business and engineering background in metal-cutting equipment and compounding extruders, to the post.
Tumat is responsible for planning and portfolio management of Munich-based MPM, which makes injection molding presses, extruders and other equipment under the Krauss-Maffei, Demag Plastics Group, Netstal, Berstorff and Billion nameplates.
The post has been vacant since April, when Axel Wiemers moved over to become head of sales for injection presses at Krauss-Maffei Kunststofftechnik GmbH in Munich, MPM's largest unit.
Tumat comes to MPM from ThyssenKrupp MetalCutting GmbH in Ludwigsburg, Germany, where he was head of central marketing for Europe. Before that, he was with Huller Hille GmbH, a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp MetalCutting. Tumat started his career at compounding extruder maker Krupp Werner & Pfleiderer GmbH, now a unit of Coperion Group.