KraussMaffei appoints Klaus Jell as new Executive Vice President of its Digital & Service Solutions Division
- Klaus Jell will take over as Head of the Digital & Service Solutions Division (DSS) at KraussMaffei on August 1st.
- With the new position, Jell will also become a member of the Executive Committee.
- Nadine Despineux, current Executive Vice President of DSS and Managing Director of KraussMaffei Technologies, is leaving the company at her own request.
(Munich, July 28th, 2022) Klaus Jell will take over the global management of KraussMaffei's Digital & Service Solutions (DSS) division as Executive Vice President on 1st August. The 56-year-old trained engineer will thus also join KraussMaffei’s Executive Committee replacing Nadine Despineux who will leave the company at her own request on July 31st.
“I am very pleased that we have been able to bring Klaus Jell on board for this strategically important position of Executive Vice President of the Digital & Service Solutions Division. Klaus has played a key role in shaping the fortunes of KraussMaffei in responsible positions in recent years. In addition, he is an internationally very experienced manager who enjoys a high reputation in the plastics industry worldwide,” comments KraussMaffei’s CEO Dr. Michael Ruf.
Having studied precision engineering in Munich, Klaus Jell began his career in the 1990s at Netstal, a subsidiary of KraussMaffei, where he was to become Managing Director of Netstal Deutschland GmbH in 2005. In 2011, Jell moved on to join KraussMaffei where he took over as Managing Director of KraussMaffei do Brasil. He became Managing Director for KraussMaffei Mexico in 2017 and shortly thereafter gained overall responsibility for KraussMaffei’s activities in Latin America. In addition to his future position, Jell will continue to manage KraussMaffei's Latin American business.
“The appointment as Executive Vice President of the Digital & Service Solutions Division is a great honor for me and at the same time an obligation that I am happy to accept. In recent years, KraussMaffei has developed into a pioneer of digitalization in the plastics industry. We want to further expand this lead in the coming years and in particular further improve the services for our customers,” states Jell.
Commenting on the departure of Nadine Despineux, CEO Dr. Michael Ruf says: “Nadine Despineux has done valuable and pioneering work for KraussMaffei, not only by her global management of our Injection Molding Machinery Sales and the establishment of the Digital & Service Solutions Division but also by professionalizing of our service business. We thank Nadine Despineux for her great commitment and wish her the very best for her future."