Hoerbiger names new CEO for strategic business unit

By Keefe Borden01 September 2021

Wolfgang Sautter

The board of Hoerbiger Holding AG named Wolfgang Sautter as a member of its board and chief executive officer of the company’s Strategic Business Unit Compression Technology.

Sautter succeeds Udo Bauer, who resigned from his position on Aug. 31 for personal reasons. As CEO of the Strategic Business Unit Compression Technology, Mr. Bauer and his team reorganized the Strategic Business Unit to better support our customers through ongoing and future industry challenges, and to ensure that Hoerbiger remains a global compression products and innovation leader for years to come.

Sautter began his career at Hoerbiger in May 2017 as head of the compressor service division, where he played a key role in successfully advancing the company’s global service business. Before joining Hoerbiger, he managed various sales and management responsibilities at Voith Turbo in Germany and the United States, most recently as the senior vice president of service for Voith Turbo.

Sautter’s previous position as head of sales & product management of the strategic business unit compression technology will be taken over by Rafael Bacher beginning Sept. 1.

Bacher was most recently head of service area Europe and Middle East & Africa for Hoerbiger and was responsible for implementing successful service strategies in both regions. In this position, he developed a strong service team and played a key role in driving forward advancements focused on customer benefits.

The announcement comes a few days after Hoerbiger announced Jürgen Zeschky will retire as CEO and chairman of the executive board and will be replaced by Thorsten Kahlert.

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