Due to differing views on the future strategic direction of Messer Cutting Systems, CEO John Emholz is leaving Messer Cutting Systems with immediate effect.
In addition, he will be responsible for the continued transformation of Messer into a modern, customer-orientated solutions provider and developing us into One Team across Europe.
“It’s the culture of our company that kept me at Messer”, reflects Scott Kessler, who has more than 25 years of experience in the machine tool industry.
BIT will continue to operate from locations in Europe and Asia and retain its focus on developing, and manufacturing innovative hematology systems and high-performance clinical, medical, and life science devices.
We are pleased to announce that Ulrich Zimmermann has decided to take over responsibility as Managing Director of BIT Analytical Instruments GmbH and CFO Global of BIT Group.
Dr Michael Bartels has been appointed to the position of CEO Global of BIT Group as of August 1, 2020.
The sale of Castolin Eutectic from MEC Holding GmbH to a financial investor has been successfully completed on June 30, 2020. As part of this transaction, Marcel Messer and Christian Ladermann have been appointed to managing directors at MEC Holding GmbH.
PARAGON PARTNERS, one of the leading, independent private equity firms in Europe, acquires all shares in Castolin Eutectic (www.castolin.com), the globally leading provider of wear protection and repair solutions for industrial equipment, from the Messer Group.
In the past years, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) have seen tremendous growth. The technical possibilities in different markets are increasing and the use of AR and VR goes far beyond the boundaries of the entertainment industry.