Thyssenkrupp Schulte: Astrid Meicherczyk becomes CEO

by David Fleschen

Astrid Meicherczyk has taken over as CEO of thyssenkrupp Schulte, a German subsidiary of the materials distribution and service provider thyssenkrupp Materials Services, effective July 1, 2024. She succeeds Detlef Schotten, who at the same time assumed responsibility for the pan-European materials distribution and trading business of thyssenkrupp Materials Services to which thyssenkrupp Schulte is organizationally assigned.

Astrid Meicherczyk has extensive international general management and sales experience from more than 25 years in leading positions in the industry. Most recently, she was CEO of the Plastics Europe operating unit, the European plastics distribution business of thyssenkrupp Materials Services. Before joining thyssenkrupp, the industrial engineer spent many years at Bertelsmann in leading positions in Germany and abroad, including as CEO of Prinovis Germany and member of the Management Board of the Bertelsmann Printing Group.

In April thyssenkrupp Schulte announced a fundamental structural transformation of its business model. The aim is to sustainably improve the competitiveness and profitability of the German market leader and meet changing customer needs by focusing on the material-related services business.

thyssenkrupp Schulte GmbH, headquartered in Essen, is part of thyssenkrupp Materials Services and is the leading materials trader and service provider for steel, stainless steel and non-ferrous metals in Germany. Through a network of over 40 locations, it serves customers from various sectors of the manufacturing industry, including industry, trade and construction. The portfolio ranges from a broad product range of flat products, profiles and tubes to competent expert advice and a comprehensive range of services along the value chain. thyssenkrupp Schulte currently employs around 2,300 people.

Source and Photo: Thyssenkrupp

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