Latest Press Release/News

Change of management in the M+W Group: Dr. Herbert Demel new Chairman of the Executive Board

Change of management in the M+W Group: Dr. Herbert Demel new Chairman of the Executive Board

Present Chairman Dr. Olaf Berlien to take over responsibilities outside the Group

A changeover is about to take place on the Executive Board of the M+W Group in Stuttgart. Dr. Herbert Demel (62), currently the Group´s COO (Chief Operating Officer), is to take over as Chairman of the Executive Board with effect from November 10, 2014. The present Executive Board Chairman, Dr. Olaf Berlien, will be retiring from the Executive Board by way of amicable agreement and taking over responsibilities outside the M+W Group.

Dr. Herbert Demel, COO of the M+W Group since 1 January 2014, previously worked for the Canadian automotive supplier Magna International Inc., most recently as the group´s Chief Strategy Officer. Originating from Vienna, he has, in the course of his career, held management positions at Bosch, as CEO at Audi AG, as CEO of Volkswagen do Brasil in Sao Paulo and as CEO at Fiat Auto.

Georg Stumpf, Supervisory Board Chairman and owner of M+W Group GmbH said: “I should like to thank Dr. Berlien for his dedication to our company. Over the past ten months, he has succeeded in steering our Group into a strong position for the future, while further strengthening its substance in both technological and financial terms. I wish Dr. Berlien all the best for the future, both personally and professionally.”

Mr. Stumpf continued: “I am delighted that Dr. Demel, with his extensive international experience, is taking over as Chairman of the Executive Board and, together with our CFO, Mr. Wolfgang Homey, will continue to shape the future of our company. I am very much looking forward to working together in this already well-attuned and successful constellation.”

About M+W Group: M+W Group GmbH, based in Stuttgart (Germany), is a leading global high-tech engineering company. Established in 1912, the company operates in more than 30 countries. M+W Group manages projects of all dimensions on behalf of clients from various sectors, including electronics, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, energy and information technology — from semiconductor plants to nanotechnology research centers. The company offers a full range of services from concept and design to turnkey solutions. During the financial year 2014, the M+W Group generated sales of 2.46 billion euros with around 7,050 employees worldwide. For more information please visit:

Press contact:
Christoph Jag
Phone: +49 711 8804-2193
Email: christoph.jag(at)