The Group Management Board
Peter Gerstmann has been Chairman of the Management Board of Zeppelin GmbH since 2010 and is responsible for Group Development, Group IT and Innovation, Auditing, and Group Communications, as well as for the Plant Engineering and Construction Equipment Eurasia SBUs. Michael Heidemann has been Deputy Chairman of the Management Board since 2010 and is responsible for Sales, Marketing, Service and the Construction Equipment Central Europe, Construction Equipment Nordics, and Rental strategic business units. Christian Dummler has been responsible as CFO for Finance, Controlling, Real Estate Management, and Legal since 2011, and since 2020 has also been responsible for the newly created CSR division. Alexandra Mebus, Labor Director and Member of the Management Board, is responsible for Compliance and Data Protection, Human Resources, HR Development, and Diversity.
Fred Cordes was appointed Managing Director of Zeppelin GmbH, effective January 1, 2023. He succeeds Michael Heidemann, Vice Chairman of the Management Board of Zeppelin GmbH, who will be entering his well-deserved retirement on June 30, 2023 after more than 31 years of service at Zeppelin. To ensure a seamless transition, Michael Heidemann will accompany and support Fred Cordes in handing over and familiarizing himself with the new responsibilities to the middle of 2023. In this context, the divisions will be allocated within the Management Board on January 1, 2023 and explained in next year’s “Sustainability Report 2023”. In accordance with German legislation (Section 7 of the German Co-determination Act (MitbestG)), the Management Board is controlled by a Supervisory Board composed of equal numbers of shareholder representatives and employee representatives. Andreas Brand, Mayor of Friedrichshafen, has been Chairman since June 2009.
The Supervisory Board
In the 2022 fiscal year, the Group Supervisory Board consisted of eight male and four female members. The Supervisory Board presents a report for each fiscal year, which is included in the Annual Report and published on the Zeppelin Group website. A detailed list of the individual members of the Supervisory Board and their other significant positions and obligations can also be found in the Annual Report and on the Zeppelin Group website.