Gerresheimer has appointed a new CEO.

Dietmar Siemssen, 55, will join the company’s management board from November 1, 2018.

Mr Siemssen was CEO of Stabilus between 2011 and July 2018 and prior to that served for 19 years in various senior management positions at Continental in Germany and abroad, including in Asia.

“By bringing Dietmar Siemssen on board, we have gained a seasoned manager with international experience to lead Gerresheimer for some time to come.

"He was instrumental in growing Stabilus’ business as well as successfully taking the company public and completing a major acquisition. I am confident that, under his leadership, Gerresheimer will continue on its current growth trajectory and effectively execute the strategic expansion plans underway,” said Dr. Axel Herberg, Chairman of Gerresheimer's Supervisory Board.