Vice president and general manager of energy efficiency solutions strategic business unit’s (SBU) Dietmar Papenfort’s exit from AEG Power Solutions has opened the doors to business strategy director Susanne Wibbe. Papenfort is leaving the company to follow new professional objectives after a significant career within AEG Power Solutions, started in 1992. Susanne Wibbe will drive the organization of the SBU and its business plans aiming at achieving further performance improvements for this strategic business segment.
“Mrs. Wibbe has already developed a clear vision of our business challenges in the different markets composing the SBU. This activity is key to our company as it constitutes the very core of our technologies from which we have successfully developed our renewable energy segment. Mrs. Wibbe's sound managerial experience in various industrial businesses is a major contribution to our executive team and her previous months of experience as strategy director ensures a seamless transition of leadership”, comments Horst Kayser, CEO, AEG Power Solutions.
The company states that the energy efficiency solutions SBU was formed at the end of 2010 as a combination of the former industrial and infrastructure and telecoms power divisions of AEG Power Solutions to create synergies by combining all businesses involved in reliable, high availability power supply for energy, transportation and communication infrastructure.
Since 2001, Wibbe had developed her strategic consulting and interim management business, under the name of Wibbe Management Solutions. Through this structure she has led long term projects to restructure, reorganize or optimize industrial processes in business units and has also implemented worldwide product and market strategies. Her diverse experience spans a wide range of business players from Deutsche Post to Freudenberg Gruppe or Hauck & Aufhäuser where she led an acquisition process for a major pump manufacturer. Prior to the creation of her consulting business, Susanne Wibbe served as head of the department of engineering and construction for Berliner Wasser Betriebe (BWB) and as CEO of HMB GmbH, a subsidiary of Hako-Werke Group, cleaning technologies specialist, where she started her career. Wibbe graduated from TUD (Technische Universität Darmstadt) in Germany in mechanical engineering and business administration. She also studied at Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC), France and holds degrees in IT and French.