Vattenfall manager to head Salzgitter

Heinz Jörg Fuhrmann will step down as chief executive of Salzgitter at the end of June 2021, to be succeeded by Vattenfall manager Gunnar Groebler.

Fuhrmann will have reached the age of 65 in 2021, and will therefore be retiring upon expiry of his employment contract on 30 June, Kallanish learns from Salzgitter.

In a note labelled “…disclosure of insider information”, the company announces its supervisory board appointed Groebler over the weekend. He is currently head of Vattenfall’s business area for wind energy. Groebler joined Vattenfall in 1999 and has been essential in making the Swedish power company a leader in renewable energy production.

A strategy of “…solidity and innovation, along with social and economic responsibility” pushed by Fuhrmann at Salzgitter will be continued, says supervisory board chairman Heinz Gerhard Wente. “Especially for this reason, I am delighted that Mr. Groebler has been gained as his successor. He holds a great deal of expertise and experience in important aspects of the key future topics decisive for Salzgitter AG,” Wente says.