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Dr. René Umlauft new CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo

Dr. René Umlauft new CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo

Today, on 1 September 2011, Dr. René Umlauft has taken over as CEO at the Augsburg-based large-bore engine and turbomachinery manufacturer MAN Diesel & Turbo. The 46-year old has moved from the Renewable Energy division of Siemens AG to Augsburg and will also be joining the Executive Board of MAN SE as a Deputy Member. This step means that the Power Engineering business area is now once again represented on the Executive Board of MAN’s Corporate Center.

In addition to his role as CEO, Dr. Umlauft will also bear responsibility on the Executive Board of MAN Diesel & Turbo for the strategic business unit Power Plants and therefore for the company’s power plant business. In recent years, this unit has become an important pillar for the company. Business with turnkey power plants in particular is growing in importance. On a background of a looming change in the energy supply infrastructure, Dr. Umlauft will be especially able to apply his expertise in stationary power generation systems and renewable technologies to this field. “MAN Diesel & Turbo is currently undergoing a change from being a mere engine, turbomachinery and equipment supplier to a general contractor for entire plants. I am confident that, with my many years of experience, I will be able to provide key impetus on this journey. At the same time, I am looking forward to the new task of bringing the successful business with large-bore marine diesel engines forward – which in view of the forthcoming tightening of the emissions legislation will also face big challenges.”

Dr. René Umlauft studied mechanical engineering and factory planning at the Technical University of Dresden. During the course of his professional career to date, the Berlin-born has worked at Siemens AG. After joining the company’s gas turbines development department in 1991 he moved through various managerial roles until he headed up the Renewable Energy division, which he significantly expanded and orientated strategically in his role as CEO.

Dr. Umlauft’s predecessor, Dr. Hans-O. Jeske (62), who had been acting as interim-CEO, will in future be focusing at MAN Diesel & Turbo on his role as Chief Technology Officer and as the Executive Board Member responsible for the Turbomachinery strategic business unit. Other Executive Board Members are Dr. Peter Park (Finance) and Dr. Stephan Timmermann (Engines & Marine Systems, After Sales).