Zeppelin Group appoints new Management Board in Plant Engineering

07 December 2021

The Zeppelin Group has appointed Dr Markus Vöge as Managing Director of Zeppelin Systems GmbH with effect from February 1, 2022. With a PhD in engineering, he will also take over the management of the Plant Engineering strategic business unit. Dr Vöge has gained many years of experience at various industrial companies.

The Supervisory Board of the Zeppelin Group appointed Dr Markus Vöge at its meeting held on November 19, 2021 as Chairman of the Management Board of Zeppelin Systems GmbH. Dr Vöge will also head the Plant Engineering strategic business unit, which will bundle the Group’s worldwide business with the construction of systems for the handling of high-quality bulk materials. He succeeds Alexander Wassermann, who left the company at the end of October 2021. Rochus Hofmann, who has been working for the Zeppelin Group for decades, is leading Zeppelin Systems GmbH’s business on an interim basis.

Peter Gerstmann, Chairman of the Management Board of the Zeppelin Group, thanked Rochus Hofmann for his commitment and congratulated Dr Vöge on his appointment. "I am delighted that with Dr Markus Vöge we have succeeded in gaining an internationally experienced engineer and manager who can understand and manage the complex business of plant engineering from the planning stage right through to project implementation. Zeppelin is looking forward to working with you – I would like to welcome Markus Vöge on behalf of the entire workforce!"

"I am looking forward to my new role and am delighted that I will be able to help shape and develop the Plant Engineering division of the Zeppelin Group in both the national and international markets. I am particularly pleased that this new position means I will also be making my new home near the water, in other words, on Lake Constance," said Markus Vöge, who was born in Bremen, when commenting on his appointment.

Dr Markus Vöge can look back on a long career in the industrial environment. After studying mechanical engineering at Clausthal Zellerfeld University of Technology and completing his doctorate in Bremen, he initially worked for various management consultancy firms. His career led him through various management positions in industry, such as Siemens Industrial Solutions & Services AG to Homag Group AG, for which he most recently served as Executive Vice President Global Sales and Marketing and held several supervisory board mandates for its foreign subsidiaries. Dr Vöge is married and has two children.

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