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Trade press, 2011-03-31, 12:58 PM

Change in the regional management team of ThyssenKrupp Elevator

Ramón Sotomayor to be new CEO of the Southern Europe/Africa/Middle East operating unit

Effective April 1, 2011 Ramón Sotomayor will take over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s Southern Europe/Africa/Middle East (SEAME) operating unit. The 47-year-old has been deputy CEO of the operating unit and Managing Director of the Regional Center Spain since November 2009 and has been with the company for more than 20 years, including five years as CEO of the Escalators/Passenger Boarding Bridges (ES/PBB) operating unit.

Ramón Sotomayor will succeed Javier del Pozo, who will retire from his duties after almost three decades with ThyssenKrupp Elevator, including seven years as CEO of the SEAME operating unit.

The Elevator Technology business area brings together the ThyssenKrupp Group's global activities in passenger transportation systems. With 44,000 employees, sales of 5.2 billion euros in fiscal 2009/2010 and customers in 150 countries, ThyssenKrupp Elevator is one of the world's leading elevator companies. The company's portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. 900 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.