Chief Executive Officer

Sebastian H. Brandes, born in 1965, is married and has two children. He holds a Master Degree in Business Administration (University in Göttingen/Germany).

After having completed his professional education, military service and studies, Sebastian Brandes passed a management trainee program with Preussag AG from 1992 to 1994. Then he joined Noell Service Maschinentechnik GmbH and was appointed Commercial Director.

After Noell Service Maschinentechnik GmbH was taken over by the Konecranes Group, Sebastian Brandes joined the senior management and held several managerial positions (Financial Director, Managing Director) between 2000 and 2005. From 2005 to the beginning of 2009, Mr. Brandes managed STAHL CraneSystems GmbH in Künzelsau/ Germany as Managing Director.

Sebastian H. Brandes has been CEO of Salzgitter Maschinenbau AG since March 1, 2009.

Chief Sales Officer

Jürgen Bialek trained in industrial management at PEINER AG, based in Peine, Germany, from August 1970 to April 1972.

After having completed his training, Bialek was employed in the sales department of the PEINER AG grab division, where he was responsible for the distribution of PEINER grabs on the German market from 1976 to 1980. In 1981, Bialek was entrusted with the setup of a grabs distribution network in the Middle and Far East, and headed the company's worldwide PEINER grab sales activities from 1985 to 1992.

He has been joining the SMAG Group and its predecessor companies since the PEINER AG grab division was acquired by a predecessor company of Salzgitter Maschinenbau AG in 1986. Jürgen Bialek was entrusted with the sole leadership of the grab division in 1992.

Bialek has been a member of the Salzgitter Maschinenbau AG´s management board since its transformation from SMAG GmbH.

Chief Finance Officer

Holger Dunker, born in 1973, is married and has two children. After training  as a savings bank manager, he finished his business economics studies at the university of Göttingen.

On graduation he started his professional career in auditing and accounting with Deloitte, and has, during this time, successfully completed his state examination as a syndic tax consultant.

Between 2007 and 2012 Holger Dunker has assumed management responsibilities as commercial director and authorized representative at various medium-sized companies, then moved to Salzgitter Maschinenbau AG where he was appointed member of the Managing Board with effect from June 1, 2017.

Holger Dunker is responsible for finance, human resources and IT.


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