Hansjörg Herrmann has left filter company Mann+Hummel Group and Nic Zerbst is set to become its next president and chief operations officer, and member of the management board.
Herrmann departed on Nov. 30 to pursue a new professional challenge, the company said in an announcement. Zerbst will take over effective Feb. 1, 2019.
Zerbst hails from South Africa and was most recently vice president global operations at Eberspächer Exhaust Technology GmbH & Co. KG in Esslingen, Germany. He has also worked for parts manufacturer Faurecia and Ford
“We are delighted that in Nic Zerbst we have found a managing director who, thanks to his expertise, will further develop the production strategy in our plants worldwide with regard to the respective core competencies,” said Thomas Fischer, chairman of the supervisory board of Mann+Hummel.
As for Herrmann, who was responsible for worldwide production at approximately 40 of the company’s plats, he had been with Mann+Hummel since 2011 and had been a member of the management board since December 2015.
“On behalf of the shareholders, the management and our employees, I would like to thank Hansjörg Herrmann for his trusting cooperation,” Fischer said. “We regret his departure and wish him all the best and much success for his professional and personal future.”