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René Umlauft is the new CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo. The 46-year old has moved from the Renewable Energy division of Siemens AG to Augsburg and will also be joining the Executive Board of MAN SE as a Deputy Member.
In addition to his role as CEO, Dr. Umlauft will also be responsibile on the Executive Board of MAN Diesel & Turbo for the Strategic Business Unit Power Plants and therefore for the company’s power plant business. "MAN Diesel & Turbo is currently undergoing a change from being a mere engine, turbomachinery and equipment supplier to a general contractor for entire plants. I am confident that, with my many years of experience, I will be able to provide key impetus on this journey. At the same time, I am looking forward to the new task of bringing the successful business with large-bore marine diesel engines forward – which in view of the forthcoming tightening of the emissions legislation will also face big challenges.”
Dr. René Umlauft studied mechanical engineering and factory planning at the Technical University of Dresden. After joining the Siemens' gas turbine development department in 1991 he moved through various managerial roles until he headed up the Renewable Energy Division, which he significantly expanded and orientated strategically in his role as CEO.
Dr. Umlauft’s predecessor, Dr. Hans-O. Jeske (62), who had been acting as interim-CEO, will in future be focusing at MAN Diesel & Turbo on his role as Chief Technology Officer and as the Executive Board Member responsible for the Turbomachinery Strategic Business Unit. .