thyssenkrupp Rasselstein announces change in executive board

Clarissa Odewald. Image: thyssenkrupp Rasselstein

The supervisory board of thyssenkrupp Rasselstein has appointed Clarissa Odewald as chief sales officer and chairwoman of the executive board of the German tinplate manufacturer, with effect from 1 July 2024. She takes over from Dr Peter Biele, who is moving to the management of HKM (Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann) in Duisburg.

”I would like to thank our supervisory board for the trust they have placed in me. Thyssenkrupp Rasselstein has always stood for expertise, innovative product ideas and high quality, as well as for a corporate culture that unites everyone. I am convinced that this will enable us to overcome the challenges ahead, especially those of the green transformation and digitalisation. I look forward to continuing this success story together with my colleagues on the management board and all my colleagues at Rasselstein,” said Clarissa Odewald. ”Peter Biele is leaving a great legacy in the company and I would like to thank him for the time we spent together.”

Clarissa Odewald has been familiar with the packaging steel business for many years, previously holding the position of vice president sales overseas. Before taking over the position in Andernach, she held various positions in purchasing and sales at thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG in Duisburg. She was responsible for the procurement of raw materials and overseas logistics and was in charge of sales steering for the entire business segment Steel. Thanks to her diverse experience, Odewald has broad expertise on the strategy, customer and market side and stands for continuity in corporate management.

After eight successful years at Rasselstein, Peter Biele was asked to take over the management of HKM, where thyssenkrupp Steel holds a 50% stake. ”Peter Biele is taking on an area of responsibility with major challenges for which he has exactly the right knowledge and experience. He has led Rasselstein very successfully, developed it strategically and positioned it for the future,” said Bernhard Osburg, chairman of the executive board of thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG.

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