Mr. Harings will assume his new position on July 1, 2019 and will initially be appointed for the customary term of three years. Roland Harings will directly succeed Jürgen Schachler, who, as announced in December of last year, will leave the Group when his contract expires on June 30, 2019. Roland Harings has been CEO of MKM Mansfelder Kupfer und Messing GmbH since 2014. MKM is a leading European manufacturer of semi-finished products made of copper and copper alloys and employs a staff of about 1200 people. The company’s production is located in Hettstedt (Saxony-Anhalt) and is represented with sales offices around the world. In 2018, MKM processed more than 280,000 t of copper and generated revenues of approximately € 1.3 billion. Harings played a strong role in the upcoming merger of MKM and KME. Prior to this, the engineer with a degree from RWTH Aachen headed the European automotive supply business of Novelis Inc. while also serving as Vice President of Novelis Inc., Atlanta (USA), the global leader in manufacturing rolled aluminum products, where he oversaw the expansion of the automotive division in China and the USA.
Press Release, January 30, 2019