On April 1, 2024, the experienced communications manager and former business journalist Mark Christian Schneider (50) will take over as Head of Investor Relations (IR), Communication, and Marketing at Deutz. Christian Ludwig, who has led the department since end of 2020, is leaving the Cologne based drive specialist of his own accord to take up a new role. 

I am delighted that Mark Christian Schneider, an experienced and well-connected business communicator, has agreed to join Deutz,” says Deutz CEO Sebastian C. Schulte. “I would also like to thank Christian Ludwig, who took great strides in developing the department in recent years and provided me and the Board of Management with invaluable support, both in the capital markets and in the media, while Deutz was undergoing its reorganization.” 

Mark Christian Schneider is joining Deutz from Leoni AG, where he was VP for Corporate Communications and Investor Relations and reported directly to the CEO. Mark and his team successfully helped to steer Leoni through its financial restructuring. Prior to that, he worked at the international medical technology company Ottobock, where he was responsible for communications and IR. Before moving into PR, he spent many years as a business correspondent at Handelsblatt and the business journals Capital and Bilanz Deutschland, specializing in the automotive industry. 

For 160 years, Deutz has been manufacturing drives that power vehicles and machinery around the world. And it is working with its customers to make the product ecosystem carbon neutral. I look forward to supporting Deutz in this important work, and becoming part of the international Deutz family in this anniversary year,” adds Schneider. 

Mark Christian Schneider will join Deutz on March 1, 2024. He and Christian Ludwig will work together during the transition period to ensure a smooth handover. 


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