Boenen, 01. February 2012 – As of 1 February Dr. Ulrich Hüllmann has been appointed Segment President of GEA Farm Technologies. In this role, he replaces Dirk Hejnal as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dirk Hejnal changes his position within the GEA Group and takes over as Segment President of GEA Convenience Food Technologies. Dr. Ulrich Hüllmann has been Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of GEA Farm Technologies since 2008. Hence, his appointment is part of a commitment to ensure continuity in the business strategy.
Dr. Ulrich Hüllmann joined GEA Group 10 years ago. Together with Dirk Hejnal he has driven the business strategy of GEA Farm Technologies forward for the past four years. During this time he has been instrumental in a number of key acquisitions. „I like to thank Dirk Hejnal for our joint time and efforts in the past years and wish him all the best and much success in his new role. It has been a valuable experience to have worked together with him and to shape the future of GEA Farm Technologies.”
For the future, Dr. Ulrich Hüllmann and his team will concentrate efforts to bring forward system solutions, which enable dairy producers to realize a noticeably higher value creation and higher efficiency levels in milk production and livestock farming. „On this basis, we will develop next generation technologies which will shape the farm of the future“, Dr. Hüllmann resumes.
GEA Farm Technologies with its main office in Boenen, Germany offers farmers integrated product and application solutions, which today`s producers require: From design and planning of barn- and business concepts, up to the daily herd and farm management. Since 1926 the company is known for future-oriented technical innovations. With its combined key competences from milk production, manure systems, barn equipment, automatic feeding as well as state-of-the-art service and hygiene concepts, GEA Farm Technologies provides a complete and up-to-date range of products and services. These products and services cover all herd sizes and meet the full range of customer requirements around the world, supporting the scale and nature of individual livestock operations. GEA Farm Technologies employs more than 2,100 people worldwide in subsidiaries in over 60 countries.
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is one of the largest system providers for food and energy processes with about EUR 4.4 billion in 2010 revenue. As an internationally operating technology group, the company focuses on process technology and components for demanding production processes in various end markets. The group gains about 70 percent of its revenue in the long-term growing food and energy industries. The company's workforce comprised over 23,000 employees worldwide as of March 31, 2011. GEA Group is a market and technology leader in its business areas. The company is listed in the MDAX index (G1A, WKN 660200).