26. May 2023

Ready for the future – Montan-Stiftung-Saar and the supervisory boards of SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar, Aktien-Gesellschaft der Dillinger Hüttenwerke and Saarstahl AG appoint new executive management team for the transformation

With these personnel decisions, Montan-Stiftung-Saar is signaling its clear commitment to the future of the Saarland steel industry. The overarching goal of the trust’s Executive Committee and Board of Trustees is to guide the steel industry successfully through the upcoming years of transformation to green steel production. This will require an executive management team which, in addition to the necessary expertise, also identifies with the Saarland steel industry and has the will to successfully implement the next steps in decarbonization.

  • Stefan Rauber succeeds Dr. Karl-Ulrich Köhler as Chairman of the Management Board of SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar GmbH & Co. KGaA (SHS) and Chairman of the Board of Management of Saarstahl AG (Saarstahl)and Aktiengesellschaft der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger). Dr. Köhler is stepping down as planned on July 7, 2023, following his successful years in the Saarland steel industry. He remains a member of the Board of Trustees of Montan-Stiftung-Saar. Stefan Rauber is currently Managing Director of Montan-Stiftung-Saar, the trust which owns Saarland’s steel industry.
  • Dr. Peter Maagh has been appointed Chief Technology and Production Officer of Dillinger and Saarstahl and Managing Director of SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar. With his experience from the construction of major projects and energy management, Dr. Maagh will add his talents to the excellent steel expertise in the SHS companies, effective 1 August 2023. He succeeds Dr. Klaus Richter, who is retiring as planned when his contract expires due to age.
  • Daniel Nicolaas Van der Hout will take over sales at Dillinger and Saarstahl as a member of the Board of Management and Managing Director of SHS effective 1 June 2023. Van der Hout has been responsible for Dillinger’s heavy plate sales since 2020 and has achieved significant successes for the company during this time.
  • Rauber, Maagh and Van der Hout, together with Chief Financial Officer Markus Lauer, Chief Human Resources Officer and Labor Director Joerg Disteldorf and Jonathan Weber, Chief Transformation Officer, form the team that will shape and guide the Saarland steel industry in the challenging years ahead.