Dirk Sunderer new Managing Director

With more than 20 years of experience in the industrial plant and service industry, Dirk Sunderer wants to strengthen KLINGER Kempchen in the field of sealing technology and lead it into a successful future.

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2023-02-23

KLINGER Kempchen has appointed Dirk Sunderer as its new Managing Director. With extensive experience in the industrial plant and service sectors and proven leadership skills, he is pursuing ambitious goals for the expansion of the manufacturing site in Oberhausen.

KLINGER Kempchen, a leading supplier of static sealing technology, has appointed Dirk Sunderer as its new Managing Director. He succeeds long-time managing director Klaus Schonebeck, who will in future work with a small team to develop practical solutions for medium-sized companies in the field of sustainability. Sunderer brings more than 20 years of international experience in the industrial equipment and services industry, including proven skills in managing and developing mid-sized companies.

Ambitious plans for KLINGER Kempchen expansion

Sunderer’s goals at KLINGER Kempchen are ambitious. The manufacturing site in Oberhausen is to be expanded to become a key pillar and production facility within the KLINGER Group. In order to increase competitiveness, he is focusing on the continuous automation of manufacturing and sales processes. The focus is always on the customers and their needs. The objective is to expand our engineering service activities. This differentiates us from our competitors.

With his extensive experience, he is well equipped in the areas of strategic development and planning, sales and order processing, production and service.

Dirk Sunderer

“My goal as the new Managing Director of KLINGER Kempchen is to develop the manufacturing site in Oberhausen into a central component and an important production site within the KLINGER Group. We will continue to drive the automation of our manufacturing and sales processes, and always focus on the needs of our customers. In this way, we will sustainably increase our competitiveness. We will also successively expand our engineering services”.

Sunderer previously served as managing director at Gebrüder Lödige Maschinenbau GmbH, a leading global supplier of machinery and equipment for the chemical and life science industries. He also demonstrated his track record in organizational development and opening up new markets as Managing Director at Yokogawa Deutschland and Uhde Services GmbH.

Promising addition to the management of KLINGER Kempchen

KLINGER Kempchen was founded in 1889 and has contributed significantly to progress in the field of sealing technology. KLINGER Kempchen’s expertise, particularly in gaskets used with high pressures and critical media, is widely recognized. In addition to globally established products, the company offers, among other things, certified assembly training and comprehensive shut-down service directly on site.

Since January 2004, KLINGER Kempchen has been a member of the KLINGER Group, a reliable partner for global solutions in the field of sealing and valve technology. The KLINGER Group employs more than 2400 specialists and has more than 60 manufacturing, sales and service subsidiaries on all continents.

The appointment of Dirk Sunderer as Managing Director of KLINGER Kempchen is a further step to strengthen the company in the field of sealing technology and to lead it into a successful future.