Offenburg-headquartered Meiko Group completed its planned leadership reshuffle yesterday, with Dr Thomas Peukert taking over as CEO from Dr Stefan Scheringer.
Scheringer had spent 21 years in the role and is now moving to the board of the Oskar und Rosel Meier Foundation. Meiko is owned by a foundation which was launched by Oskar and Rosel Meier, one of the instituting families of the warewasher and waste management equipment manufacturer.
Peukert is Meiko’s long-standing CTO, who since 1995 has proven himself in numerous positions in the company.
Scheringer said: “We prepared for this orderly changeover very carefully. It is happening during turbulent times. However, difficult times are good times for dynamic companies, so we see the situation as an opportunity. I’m confident that Meiko will continue its successful trajectory under the capable watch of Thomas Peukert.”
With Peukert joining the top management, there will also be other changes in the company’s leadership. Christoph Homburger, previously executive vice president operations, has headed up the development and design division since January 2021, and going forward will be responsible for both divisions as chief operating office and chief technology officer, or COO/CTO. Sebastian Hainz will continue in his role as executive vice president sales and marketing.
As a member of the board of management of the Oskar und Rosel Meier Foundation, Scheringer will support Meiko in other ways and offer his experience to the company management, detailing: “The goals for the coming years of continuing to pursue the company strategies and the sustainability goals will be unaffected by the changeover.”
While Peukert added: “On the present basis, we remain a solid and predictable partner for our customers, employees and suppliers. Anything else would be unthinkable for a company driven by values.”