Volker Kugel Joins Eckelmann AG Executive Team

Wiesbaden, 01.04.2022: The Supervisory Board of Eckelmann AG has appointed Volker Kugel as a new member of the executive board. The experienced manager in the mechanical and plant engineering sector was most recently a board member at Trapo AG and will take on his new role at the Wiesbaden-based specialist in industrial automation and digitalization starting April 1, 2022. He will be responsible for the Automation Projects and Automation Service divisions, previously led by Peter Frankenbach. Peter Frankenbach will retire on June 30, 2022, after 35 years with Eckelmann AG. The other board members will remain Dr.-Ing. Marco Münchhof and Philipp Eckelmann as Chairman.
Hubertus Krossa, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eckelmann AG: “We are very pleased to welcome Volker Kugel, a profound expert in mechanical and plant engineering, and thus in the world of our customers. In addition to this technical expertise, we see his many years of experience on executive and management boards as an important potential for realizing the growth and development plans of Eckelmann AG. We wish him success and all the best in his new role.”

Volker Kugel (53) supplemented his initial studies in mechanical engineering with a second degree in industrial engineering. He deliberately preceded this with practical training as a machine fitter. His career included international positions as project and sales engineer, area sales manager, product manager, and sales and marketing manager in the sales departments of renowned mechanical engineering companies. From 2012 to 2015, he served as managing director of Maschinenfabrik Möllers GmbH. Most recently, he was the sole board member responsible for the operations of TRAPO AG, a mechanical engineering specialist for industrial automation in production, warehousing, and intralogistics.

Volker Kugel explains: “I am excited to help shape the business development of Eckelmann AG as a board member during this time of digital transformation. I am impressed by the high technical competence, the projects, and the exciting target industries. As a medium-sized high-tech company, Eckelmann AG exemplifies the performance capability of our country. Its ‘capital’ is its highly trained engineers and specialists. Our shared goal is to use innovative, sustainable solutions to deploy these technologies to benefit people, nature, and the economy. I am eager to leverage the potential and strengths of an experienced automation provider like Eckelmann AG to ensure continued international success and long-term security.”

Volker Kugel (left) succeeds Peter Frankenbach as a board member of Eckelmann AG (Photo: Eckelmann AG)