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New managing director at Schmersal

The Schmersal Group has appointed Michael Mandel as the managing director of K.A. Schmersal GmbH & Co. KG (Wuppertal/ Wettenberg). The 45-year-old will run the company alongside the managing directors and shareholders Heinz Schmersal and Philip Schmersal. In his new position, which he took over on 1 April 2015, Michael Mandel will also continue to take responsibility for running the Technical Division.

Michael Mandel's professional career has taken him from Elka Elektronik GmbH in Lüdenscheid to Werner Turck GmbH & Co. KG (TURCK duotec GmbH) in Halver, where he was responsible for the customer-specific development division.  In 2011, he moved to the Schmersal group, initially as the head of research and development. In 2014, Michael Mandel was named head of the Technical Division. In this position, he is not only responsible for the whole product development process, but also for project management in Germany, Brazil, China and India.

"I am pleased that we have filled the responsible job of managing director from within our own ranks with Michael Mandel, a manager with the best technical and interpersonal skills who is perfect for the position and demonstrates a committed management style," explains Philip Schmersal.

"As one of the leading international system and solution providers for machine safety, Schmersal is already in a strong position," reports Michael Mandel. "In my new role, I would like to make more of a contribution to improving this position. We will succeed if we continue to use our know-how and innovative strength to support our customers to take advantage of the current changes in the industry, especially with regard to the new concept of the ‘Internet of Things’.”

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Since 1 April 2015, Michael Mandel has been the new Managing Director of K.A. Schmersal GmbH & Co. KG.