Voith Group names new President and CEO

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Voith announced that Cornelius Weitzmann will be assuming the role of President and CEO of Voith's Turbo Division. He will also serve on the Corporate Board of Management.

Weitzmann succeeds Dr. Uwe Knotzer, who has been with Voith since 2002, and a member of the Corporate Board of Management since 2015, is leaving the company on May 31. Weitzmann will assume his role as President and CEO on June 1.

Weitzmann joined Voith in 2007. Since 2009, he served as managing director of Voith Paper in Appleton, Wisconsin, U.S. In 2011, he was named president Fabric & Roll Systems (FRS) EMEA. Since April 2015, Weitzmann has been a member of the Board of Management of Voith Turbo, responsible for the Power, Oil & Gas Division, before he took over the management of the Mobility Division in June 2016.


Weitzmann studied industrial engineering in Karlsruhe and Seville. Afterward, he worked for a German management consultancy beginning in 2002.