Marcel Kiessling (43), former Head of the Germany/Switzerland
Market Center and President of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Vertrieb
Deutschland GmbH, will become President of Heidelberg Americas
Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia on September 1, 2004.
The sales region of Heidelberg Americas comprises Canada,
the USA, Mexico and South America.
After graduating from the University of Mannheim with a
degree in business economics in 1989, Marcel Kiessling began his
career at Heidelberg in sales. Following a period supporting
various projects and strategic product marketing, and a
responsibility as General Manager of business unit Direct Imaging,
he took over as Head of the Germany/Switzerland Market Center in
2001. Marcel Kiessling is married and has two children.
As part of the restructuring of the company announced in
November 2003, the worldwide sales organization's original
seven Market Centers were grouped into three key regions -
Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA), North and South America and
Asia/Pacific. North and South America were previously overseen by
CEO Bernhard Schreier on a temporary basis.
Werner Albrecht President of Heidelberg Deutschland GmbH
Werner Albrecht (56) will take over as the new President of
Heidelberg Deutschland GmbH and Head of the Germany/Switzerland
Market Center as of September 1, 2004. After studying law, Werner
Albrecht joined Heidelberg in 1978 to head up the legal department.
He was appointed Sales Director in 1988 and became CEO of the
Heidelberg Osteuropa holding company in Vienna in 1995. This period
in office coincided with the building of the Heidelberg sales and
service organizations in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia.
As President of Heidelberg Web Systems, Inc., headquartered in
Dover, New Hampshire, until its takeover by Goss International,
Werner Albrecht had been responsible for all of Heidelberg's
web offset activities since 2001.
Werner Albrecht is married and has two children.
For further information:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 92 50 63
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92 50 46