Hans Werner Kiedrowski new managing director at HASSIA-REDATRON GmbH

After HASSIA-REDATRON was acquired on December 1, 2010 by Kai Capital Management, Düsseldorf, and John Dykema, owner of Circle Packaging, Green Bay, USA, Hans Werner Kiedrowski will assume operational management of the company from February 1, 2011 onwards.

Hans Werner Kiedrowski is 59 years old and is a qualified (Dipl.-Ing.) mechanical engineer. After his studies he worked for many years in the field of mechanical and plant engineering within the Krupp Group. Afterwards he undertook various business management roles in mechanical and plant engineering companies which manufacture processing equipment for the drinks and water treatment industries and machines used in food-processing engineering. He has extensive international experience and as a sole managing director of medium-sized companies he has been responsible for all important business functions (development, engineering and manufacturing, sales and administration).

Hans Werner Kiedrowski, who has acquired shares in the company through an increase in share capital: “HASSIA-REDATRON is a company with a long tradition that, after surviving difficult times, offers the best conditions on which to base a successful future with products at the leading edge of technology, with a large international customer base and with motivated and qualified staff. I am looking forward to being responsible for helping to shape this future.”

Valentin Reisgen, managing partner of Kai Capital Management: “We are very pleased that following the acquisition of HASSIA-REDATRON we were able so quickly, as announced, to find in Hans-Werner Kiedrowski a Managing Director and co-partner who I have known and held in high regard for many years and who has the necessary experience to exploit the full potential of HASSIA-REDATRON in the interests of customers, staff and suppliers and, not least, the investors.”