New CEO for Netzsch Pumps & Systems

Andreas Denker has been named as the next CEO of Netzsch Pumps & Systems.

Andreas Denker, the new CEO of Netzsch Pumps & Systems.
Andreas Denker, the new CEO of Netzsch Pumps & Systems.

Denker become a further managing director of Netzsch Pumps & Systems with effect from 1 April 2023. After a transition phase with the current CEO Felix Kleinert, Denker will take over the management of the global Pumps & Systems business unit in mid-May 2023. At the same time, he will become a member of the global management team (GMT) of the Netzsch Group.

Kleinert, who has led the Pumps & Systems business unit as CEO since 1999, will retire on 30 June 2023, after 24 years with the company.

Denker has 20 years of management experience in international technology companies including Airbus, Diehl, Mannesmann and Dürr/Homag. Most recently, he was CEO of the Manaseer Group in Jordan, a conglomerate with over 10,000 employees operating in the mining, construction, energy and life science sectors.

In his new role, Denker will further develop the strategy of the Netzsch Pumps & Systems business unit. The focus will be on ensuring success through the targeted expansion of the global production and sales network, the expansion of the product portfolio and the development of new digital solutions in the field of complex fluid management. The Pumps & Systems business unit is the Netzsch Group’s strongest business unit in terms of sales and earnings.

“With Andreas Denker, we are gaining an outstanding leader and technically accomplished CEO. His competencies, international experience and personality are an ideal fit for Netzsch and perfectly complement the global management team," explains Moritz Netzsch, member of executive board, Netzsch Group. "The conditions for further growth are ideal. The strategic positioning of the Pumps & Systems business unit as a holistic solution provider for the management of complex fluids has taken place and we are already perceived as such in the market."

Netzsch says great thanks go to Kleinert, who, following the successful realignment and global expansion of the Pumps & Systems business unit, built the company into a leading global player in the pump industry with creativity, experience and great commitment.