Company News Nov 21, 2012 1:30 PM
Oliver Burkhard new Executive Board member of ThyssenKrupp AG from February 2013 – successor to Ralph Labonte
Ralph Labonte (59), member of the Executive Board and labor director of ThyssenKrupp AG, is leaving the company at March 31, 2013 – for health reasons, as previously reported. Ralph Labonte has been a member of the Executive Board and labor director of ThyssenKrupp AG since 2003. He began his career at the company in 1994 as member of the Executive Board and labor director of Thyssen Guss AG.
The Supervisory Board and Executive Board of ThyssenKrupp AG thank Ralph Labonte for his long years of dedication and untiring effort for the Company: The leitmotif of his work in all his functions was to balance employer and employee interests for the greater good of the Company and its people.
At its meeting today the Supervisory Board of ThyssenKrupp AG decided to appoint Oliver Burkhard (40) as a member of the Executive Board of ThyssenKrupp AG with effect from February 1, 2013. In April 2013 he is to take over as labor director to succeed Ralph Labonte.
From 2007 to 2012 Oliver Burkhard was head of the North Rhine-Westphalia region of the IG Metall trade union. Previously he had worked in various responsible positions for IG Metall in Frankfurt am Main and Düsseldorf since 1997.