In appointing Uwe Hartmann CEO and Stefan Reichert Managing Director, Legris Industries has strengthened its Keller Division’s top management to meet future challenges.
Uwe Hartmann joined Keller in 1999 and has very successfully developed the Division’s MSR business unit, specializing in automation (IAS – Intelligent Automation Solutions) and industrial measurement (ITS – Infrared Thermometer Solutions). His extensive background in international markets, combined with deep familiarity with customer needs, strong technical skills, and recognized leadership will allow him to structure and accelerate Keller’s profitable growth.
Stefan Reichert joined Keller in 2012 as General Counsel and headed the Division’s Legal Affairs department. Deeply involved in business development, he will combine his understanding of market and customer needs with expertise in organizational development to set up and support efficient management, strengthening the company’s positioning as a reliable partner.
The Keller Division reported 2016 sales of €74 million (65% outside the eurozone) and is a world leader in the heavy clay industry. Groupe Legris Industries supports growth at Keller with targeted investments to expand existing market share and consolidate world-scale expertise through investment in cutting-edge research and development.
In a joint statement, Uwe Hartmann and Stefan Reichert said: “Keller is a premium company with outstanding skills and people. We are both dedicated to its ongoing success. Our goal is to strengthen the competitive edge of our longstanding customers and continue to grow the Division’ success.”