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Tobias Wetzel to Rejoin KHS as New Managerial Head of Sales and Service

Wetzel, a former KHS manager, will return to his old domain on January 1 to complete the systems provider's Executive Management Board.

On January 1, 2024, Tobias Wetzel will return to KHS.
On January 1, 2024, Tobias Wetzel will return to KHS.
Frank Reinhold

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On January 1, 2024, Tobias Wetzel will become the new managerial head of Sales and Service at KHS, as confirmed by the company’s supervisory board. The 50-year-old comes to the systems provider from the Mannesmann Stainless Tubes group, a manufacturer of seamless stainless steel and nickel-based alloy tubes and pipes. Between 2011 and 2020, Wetzel held various managerial positions at KHS, most recently as head of the Service Division. He joins Kai Acker (CEO), Martin Resch (CFO Finance, Procurement and IT) and Beate Schäfer (CHRO) to complete the KHS Executive Management Board.  

“We’re delighted that our Executive Management Board will again be complete when he comes back to KHS. Tobias Wetzel already has extensive knowledge of our company with its various structures and internal processes. What’s more, his expertise, leadership qualities and many years of experience will help us to further strengthen our position on the global beverage market,” says Kai Acker, CEO at KHS.

“I’m looking forward to a trusting cooperation with my colleagues and business partners. KHS stands for quality and total reliability. This is and will always be the foundation upon which we continue to increase customer satisfaction,” said Wetzel. 

Various managerial positions at KHS 

Prior to his starting in his new post, Wetzel held a number of managerial positions for the Dortmund systems provider over 10 years, first as head of RC Service Sales Support, then as executive vice-president of Corporate Controlling and finally as head of the Service Division until his departure. Between April 2015 and August 2019, he also assumed the management of the production site in Hamburg, then active under the name of KHS Corpoplast GmbH (now KHS GmbH). Before his time with the turnkey supplier, the graduate business economist spent around 10 years in various functions at and companies of Mannesmannröhren-Werke – and has thus been working for Salzgitter AG, to which both companies belong, for over 20 years. 

“Key impetus for future growth” 

After finishing his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in general management at what is now the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Wetzel gained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from FOM International University for economy and management. His studies complete, he then started his career at Coca-Cola where he remained for over three years, amassing extensive experience in the beverage industry.  

“With the Executive Management Board then complete, we’re perfectly prepared for the further development of the KHS Group and to jointly provide key impetus for future growth,” said Acker.  

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