Daily press, 2016-02-01, 10:02 AM
Change in top management of thyssenkrupp Elevator in France
Effective February 1, 2016, Emmanuel Altmayer assumes the position of CEO at thyssenkrupp Ascenseurs S.A.S.
Altmayer, who has a degree in Engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California (Berkeley), began his career in 1980 in a US research laboratory. After serving in various managerial positions within the Lyonnaise des Eaux Group, SDMO Industries (Meunier), and Danto Rogeat (Gaz de France), he joined the Schindler Group in 1999 and after just six years as Managing Director of Schindler France, he was appointed CEO of Schindler Asia Pacific. In 2008, Altmayer joined SEVES China as President and CEO, following which he founded Altos Consulting in April 2013, where he also served as a Managing Partner.
“Emmanuel Altmayer’s background in international business and his extensive experience in the elevator industry will contribute to the commercial and operative development of thyssenkrupp Elevator in France”, says Dr. Oliver Tietze, head of the elevator business of thyssenkrupp in Europe and Africa. “At the same time we want to express our sincere thanks to Benoît Dugenêt for taking over the CEO position on an interim basis.”
The board of directors of thyssenkrupp Ascenseurs is now composed of Emmanuel Altmayer - CEO, Benoît Dugenêt - CHRO, Vincent Le Goff - CFO, and Stéfan Savary - COO.
thyssenkrupp Ascenseurs is one of the leading elevator companies in France, specializing in elevators, escalators, moving walks and automatic doors. Its expertise ranges from residential buildings, hospitals, hotels, railway stations, subway stations, and airports, to office buildings and shopping centers. The company has more than 2,200 employees (as of 30.09.2015) and an extensive network of nearly 50 sites.
thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.2 billion euros in fiscal 2014/2015 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The 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. Over 900 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and services businesses. Around 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological expertise to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2014/2015 thyssenkrupp generated sales of around €43 billion.
Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for the challenges of the future in the areas Mechanical, Plant and Materials. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. For us, technical progress and innovations, allied with the combined strength of the Group, are key factors enabling us to meet current and future customer and market requirements around the world, grow on the markets of the future, and generate strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.