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Heidenheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 2011/01/11 - As of 1 January 2011, Dr. Norbert Klapper (47) will assume the management of the Voith Turbo Market Division Rail. FSE: VO2A
Over the last few months, the Market Division had been temporarily headed by the Chairman of the Management Board of Voith Turbo, Peter Edelmann. Dr. Klapper has been working for Voith since 2005. Prior to his new appointment, he held the position of Executive Vice President of Voith Industrial Services Holding GmbH & Co. KG in Stuttgart.
Born in Waldsassen, Upper Palatinate, in 1963, Dr. Klapper studied at Darmstadt Technical University after finishing high school in Germany. Following his graduation, he worked as scientific researcher under Professor Dr. Horst Wildemann at Passau University and Munich Technical University, where he obtained a PhD (Dr. oec.) in 1993.
His first step on the career ladder was a post at the management consultancy Arthur D. Little International. Working as a senior partner, his consultancy activities focused on production and logistics. Moving on, Dr. Klapper joined the Management Board of Dürr AG in Stuttgart in 2000, assuming responsibility for the Divisions Services and Final Assembly Systems.
In 2005, Dr. Klapper changed to Voith to work for the Group Division Voith Industrial Services, where he was put in charge of the Division Facility Services Europe as Executive Vice President. This position was followed by an appointment as Executive Vice President of the Division Automotive at Voith Industrial Services in October 2010.
Voith Turbo (voithturbo.com), the specialist for hydrodynamic drive, coupling and braking systems for road, rail and industrial applications, as well as for ship propulsion systems, is a Group Division of Voith GmbH.
Voith (voith.com) sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs almost 40 000 people, generates € 5.2 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.