Change of leadership in Trumpf’s Machine Tools Division: Dr. Stephan Mayer (40) becomes the new CEO Machine Tools (CEO MT) and succeeds Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Prokop (63), who will leave Trumpf at the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2021, having reached the age limit for members of the Group Executive Board.
Dr. Stephan Mayer has been with Trumpf since 2012, initially as Head of Corporate Organizational Development, Production and Quality Management. On July 1, 2015, he took over the management of Trumpf Hüttinger GmbH + Co. KG in Freiburg and led the subsidiary back on the road to success. On October 1, 2017, he returned to Ditzingen as Managing Director of Production and Purchasing at Trumpf Machine Tools.
Since 2019, Stephan Mayer, as President China, has been responsible for all Trumpf activities in China and manages the two sites in Taicang/Jiangsu and Jinfangyuan CNC Machine Co., Ltd. (JFY) in Yangzhou.
Stephan Mayer studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe from 2000 to 2004, where he also completed his doctorate from 2007 to 2009. From 2004 until he joined Trumpf, Mayer, a native of Schramberg, worked in consulting at McKinsey & Company Inc. in Stuttgart.
Heinz-Jürgen Prokop started in 1988 as head of the design department at Trumpf Lasertechnik GmbH in Ditzingen, Germany, and was vice president, head of development/design and production at IHI-Trumpf-Technologies in Yokohama, Japan, until 1992. After various external positions as Managing Director at Thyssen-Krupp in Essen, Fritz Studer AG in Steffisburg, Switzerland, and Frigoblock in Essen, he returned to Ditzingen in 2012 as Managing Director of Development and Purchasing at Trumpf Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co KG. Heinz-Jürgen Prokop had been a member of the Group Executive Board as CEO MT since 1 July 2017.