Heidelberg Materials, a leading German building supplier, has recently announced significant changes to its management boards and regional approach. These changes aim to streamline operations and enhance the company’s leadership structure. Let’s take a closer look at the key developments:
Europe Region Consolidation
Jon Morrish, the current head of Heidelberg Materials’ western and southern Europe division, will take on the role of leading the newly established Europe region. This region will bring together the existing divisions of western and southern Europe with those responsible for northern Europe, eastern Europe, and central Asia. The consolidation is set to come into effect in 2024.
Retirement of Ernest Jelito
Ernest Jelito, who has been entrusted with the responsibilities of central Asia and eastern and northern Europe, will be retiring at the end of this year. This retirement opens up opportunities for fresh talent to make their mark in these important regions.
Expanded Responsibilities for Hakan Gurdal
Hakan Gurdal, currently responsible for Africa and the eastern Mediterranean basin, will oversee an even larger region starting from January 1, 2024. In addition to his existing responsibilities, Gurdal will also take charge of Kazakhstan and Russia, further strengthening Heidelberg Materials’ presence in these areas.
Roberto Callieri’s Promotion
Roberto Callieri, the accomplished general manager in Italy, will be promoted to the managing board. As part of his new role, Callieri will be heading the Asia-Pacific region from January onwards. He will succeed Kevin Gluskie, who will conclude his contract at that time.
CFO’s Additional Responsibility
Heidelberg Materials has also announced that Chief Financial Officer Rene Aldach will be taking on extra responsibility for the Australia region from January 2024. This move reflects the company’s commitment to effective financial management across all regions.
New Chief Technical Officer
In a further leadership change, Axel Conrads will become Heidelberg Materials’ Chief Technical Officer starting in February. Conrads currently holds the position of President of the Midwest region in the United States.
These restructuring efforts and leadership changes are aimed at optimizing operations and positioning Heidelberg Materials for continued success. With a stronger and more focused leadership structure, the company is well-positioned to navigate evolving market dynamics and deliver excellent results.