“In Carsten Liske, our corporate group has appointed a highly competent CEO with more than 20 years’ experience in the international capital goods sector,” says Dr. Armin Schmiedeberg, chair of the Board of Directors. “He will be a real asset to the mid-tier CHIRON Group SE,” he adds.
Carsten Liske began his career with the ABB Group in Zurich and Unaxis in Liechtenstein. In 2006, he took over as Chief Operating Officer of Oerlikon Esec in Cham, Switzerland. In 2009, he moved to Rieter AG in Winterthur, the leading supplier of systems for short-staple fiber spinning, where he held various leadership positions. From 2011 to 2013, in addition to managing global operations, he was General Manager of Rieter in China. In 2015, as manager of the After Sales division, he was appointed to the Group Executive Committee of Rieter Holding AG. His last position at Rieter was as head of its largest division, Machines & Systems.
At CHIRON Group SE, Carsten Liske will be leading the Operations department, encompassing the Global Service, Production, Logistics, Procurement and Quality Management divisions. He will also be responsible for the overseas subsidiaries CHIRON Taicang, CHIRON America, CHIRON Mexico and CHIRON India. The role of CEO, which was filled by CFO Vanessa Hellwing ad interim, passes immediately to Carsten Liske.