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New management team to lead Lewa-Nikkiso Industrial Division

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Since January 2016, a reformed management structure has been taking care of economic growth at Lewa-Nikkiso Group, driving forward the integration of the newly arranged Industrial Division. This division consists of the Lewa Group, Geveke NV, Nikkiso Cryo and the Nikkiso Japanese pump business activities.

Since the start of 2013, the Pumps and System unit at Lewa Group has been headed up by Naota Shikano and Stefan Glasmeyer, who are responsible for Sales and Marketing, and Dr Martin Fiedler, who is in charge of Operations.

“This step to form a strong division, reorganise the structure and align our activities where it makes sense will help to serve our customers globally in a better way. It also will generate operational efficiencies within the Industrial division,” said Naota Shikano, who has been assigned as a Director and Vice President of Nikkiso group as of 16 March 2016, being responsible for Nikkiso Group's Industrial Business segments.

The Industrial Division headquarters will be based in Leonberg, Germany, the home of the Lewa Group, which is why the current company management is to be extended. Peter Wagner will serve as the new CEO, while Hisanao Amino has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Stefan Glasmeyer and Martin Fiedler complete the Management team and correspondingly expand their responsibilities in the reorganised Group. This management will drive and foster the integration within the Industrial Division.

As a graduate mechanical engineer, Wagner held various posts at Atlas Copco from 1995, initially in compressor project management, as an engineer specialising in quotations, in quotation management and most recently as President of the Atlas Copco Gas and Process Division. In addition, he also served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Atlas Copco Germany.

After studying business at the University of Tokyo, Amino spent 30 years working for The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd, before joining Nikkiso Co., Ltd as General Manager in the Medical Administration Department, Medical Division, in 2014. His expertise lies in the fields of finance, asset liability management and risk management.

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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