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19.07.2021 Key Coperion management appointments

Coperion Group, Stuttgart, Germany, has promoted Ulrich Bartel to the position of president.  He succeeds Kimberly K Ryan, who was appointed executive vice president of Hillenbrand,  Coperion’s parent company, on 2nd June. Over the past six years she and her team have positioned Coperion as a global industry leader in its field.

Bartel has been with Coperion since 1990 and has held a variety of positions at various Coperion sites around the world. He has spent a total of 12 years in various leadership positions at Coperion companies in Japan, China, Singapore and the USA. Since 2014, he has headed the polymer division as president, which incorporates all product areas relating to plastics.

Also on 2nd June, Markus Parzer replaced Bartel as president of the polymer division. Parzer joined Coperion in 1992. Following his training at the company and industrial engineering studies at the University of Applied Sciences Esslingen, Germany, he held various leading positions at the Stuttgart extruder production plant before taking over as head of order management in 2014. In 2015, he was appointed head of the extrusion systems business unit and since 2020 he has been head of the polyolefins business unit. With his appointment as president of the polymer division, he is now responsible for the entire Coperion plastics-related product range.


Ulrich Bartel, newly appointed president of Coperion, and Markus Parzer, president of the company’s polymer division

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