The supervisory board of commercial vehicle braking supplier Knorr-Bremse has named former Linde executive Bernd Eulitz CEO.

He will take up the role on 1 November, 2019.

Eulitz will also, as labour director, also be responsible for the HR function.

"With Eulitz, we have won a very experienced strategist with significant international and industrial expertise for the CEO position," said supervisory board chairman Klaus Mangold.

"As a member of the managing board of Linde, he has decisively shaped the development of the company over the last five years. In addition, he has significantly expanded the business internationally through foresight, strong leadership and a team spirit. I am convinced that, together with the existing executive board team at Knorr-Bremse, Eulitz will head the company with strategic foresight through the dynamic market environment."

Eulitz (53) was responsible for Linde business in the Americas. In 2015, he joined the managing board responsible for the gases division in the European, Middle Eastern and African markets. From 2010 to 2014 he was in charge of south and east Asia.

Before joining Linde, Eulitz worked at Air Liquide and AT Kearney.

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