Effective October 1, 2008, Dr. Michael Herbermann (48) will succeed Paul Broekhuijsen as
President of GEA Refrigeration and CEO of Grasso’s Koninklijke Machinefabrieken NV,
’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.
Michael Herbermann joined the GEA Thermal Engineering Division in October 2000 as Managing Director
of GEA Energietechnik GmbH and has subsequently taken over various additional Management Positions. After the integration of the Business Units Power East and West he became worldwide responsible for the Power Cooling business.
Paul Broekhuijsen joined GEA Refrigeration in January 1999 and was nominated as President and
CEO in 2000. As of October 1, 2008, he will join the Executive Board of TBI Holdings B.V.,
headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
GEA Refrigeration is the leading global group in Industrial Refrigeration and a division of GEA Group AG. The companies of GEA Refrigeration design, engineer, install and maintain innovative refrigeration
components and systems based on quality, reliability and total cost of ownership for customers for
whom industrial refrigeration is an essential part of their primary process. GEA Refrigeration employs
approximately 3,300 people in more than 45 companies worldwide.
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is an international technology group that focuses on the specialty
mechanical engineering areas of process technology and components. Consolidated sales were
EUR 5.2 billion in 2007. More than 50 percent of GEA’s sales are delivered into the fast growing food
and beverage industry. The company’s workforce comprised over 20,000 employees as of June 30, 2008.
The GEA Group is a market and technology leader in 90 percent of its business areas. GEA Group is
listed in the German MDAX share index (G1A, WKN 660200).
For more information, please contact GEA Refrigeration - Grasso’s Koninklijke Machinefabrieken NV,
Peter C.M. Bassa MBA, Director Marketing & Communications.
5223 AL ’s-Hertogenbosch,
P.O. Box 275,
5201 AG ’s-Hertogenbosch,
Phone: +31 (0)73 620 39 88
Mobile: +31 (0)6 22 40 73 82