OCTOBER 7, 2015—Propulsion and steering specialist Schottel Group announced Dr. Christian Strahberger will take over as the Managing Director of SCHOTTEL GmbH in 2016. Strahberger, 42, is an industry expert with extensive experience in ship propulsion, a strong technical and intercultural background.
He will follow long-time Managing Director, Professor Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Jensen. Mr. Jensen built SCHOTTEL into a diversified company and equipped its propulsion division with a sustainable global presence. He will manage the activities of the SCHOTTEL Group in the SCHOTTEL Industries GmbH holding company.
Jensen says, “We are strengthening our management team to optimally orient all of our Group activities in each market. SCHOTTEL GmbH is the most important company in our Group. By bringing Dr. Stahberger on board, we have gained an outstanding individual. He will bring the necessary drive to push the brand towards a successful future.”
After studying in both Germany and the United States to earn his doctorate in Physics, Dr. Strahberger began working for Siemens AG in 2001 and later for the mechanical engineering company Voith in 2009. While there he held several managerial positions. Most recently, he has been serving as Chairman of the Board of Management for the Marine division of Voith Turbo Schneider Propulsion.