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We invest as much in our people and in our equipment, with a management board, made up of Dr. Jörg Ulrich, Dr Steffen Appel and Janfried A. Tirre.

After a realignment in the management team back in August 2014, current Chief Financial Officer, Dr. Jörg Ulrich also holds the position of Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Steffen Appel leads production, purchasing and quality as COO. Janfried A. Tirre leads up global sales and marketing activities and is also the companies CSO. Janfried A. Tirre is able to draw on more than 20 highly successful years of experience in the hydraulics business. Most recently, he was responsible for strategy and planning for the hydraulics sector at Chinese mechanical engineering enterprise Weichai Power.

Dr. Jörg Ulrich

On August 1st 2014 Dr. Jörg Ulrich was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO ) of the Executive Management team at Linde Hydraulics GmbH & Co. KG and is responsible for Research and Development. In addition to his role as CEO, as of 2013, he became the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Linde-Hydraulics, leading the Finance and Accounting department, and is responsible for the Human Resource Management of the company.

Since 2010, before joining the top management of Linde Hydraulics, Dr. Ulrich was a member of the business unit management at Linde Hydraulics / Linde Material Handling. Prior to this he was head of the Business Development at KION Group. In 2006 he was involved in the carve-out process of the business unit Material Handling from the Linde AG.

Dr. Ulrich started his professional career in 1996 at Booz Allen & Hamilton International Consulting. He was also a member of the Board of Management until 2004 which entailed advising international corporations in the field of Financial and Public Services.

Dr. Ulrich studied Business Administration at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel and Economics at the University of Hagen. He has also earned a PhD in Business Administration from the European Business School. Dr. Ulrich is married and has five children.

Janfried A. Tirre

In August 2014, Janfried A. Tirre was appointed Chief Sales Office (CSO) at Linde Hydraulics and within this role is responsible for the global sales and marketing of the company. .

Before joining Linde Hydraulics in September 2013, Mr. Tirre was responsible for the business and strategic development of the hydraulics division at Weichai Power in China. He has held several management positions at Sauer-Danfoss and in 2011 Mr. Tirre took over responsibility for the Sauer-Danfoss growth strategy as President of the Chinese division. Since 2009 he was vice president of the Sales & Marketing Department APAC (Asia-Pacific region) at Sauer-Danfoss and president of the Sauer-Danfoss Joint-Ventures with Daikin (SDD). Previous positions in his career at Sauer-Danfoss since joining the company in 1990 were: Director Sales & Marketing APAC (2008), Director Market Management (2004), Market Manager (2001) and Key Account Manager (1994).

Mr. Tirre is a graduate engineer (UAS) of the Jade University Wilhelmshaven and holds an Executive-MBA from the University of Kiel. Mr. Tirre is married and has two children.

Dr. Steffen Appel

Dr. Steffen Appel was appointed Chief Operation Officer (COO) at Linde Hydraulics in August 2013 and is in charge of the production, purchase and quality department.
Before joining the Board of Management at Linde Hydraulics, Dr. Appel held several management positions at Linde Material Handling. He started his career as head of Mechanical Manufacturing for hydraulic components in Aschaffenburg. As member of the business unit management of Linde Hydraulics, as of 2012, he was responsible for four production plants and two foundries. He started his career in 1999 as assistant to the chairman of the board of KSB Stock Corporation where he worked at the plants in Halle (Saale) and Frankenthal (Rhineland-Palatinate).

Dr. Appel studied Electrical Engineering at the Technical University Berlin and earned his PhD at the Institute for Machine Tools and Factory Management. He is married and has three children.

Linde Hydraulics GmbH & Co. KG
Wailandtstrasse 13
63741 Aschaffenburg
Phone.+49 6021 150 00
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