Puhl reappointed as Chairman of the STILL Management Board and President of the STILL EMEA Operating Unit
The Supervisory Board at STILL GmbH has reappointed Henry Puhl as chairman of the STILL Management Board and president of the STILL EMEA Operating Unit for a further four-year term. Puhl has been at helm of the STILL EMEA Operating Unit, which supplies key markets in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, since April 1, 2016. His second term as head of the Hamburg-based provider of premium industrial trucks, systems solutions, and comprehensive services begins on April 1, 2020. Puhl, who holds a PhD in mechanical engineering, is also a member of KION’s Group Executive Committee (GEC), which includes members of the KION Group Executive Board and the presidents of the Operating Units.
“Over the last few years, Henry Puhl has demonstrated his comprehensive management experience and successfully applied it at STILL. With clear strategic goals, innovative strength and rigorous implementation, we are enhancing our product portfolio, market approach and sales organization to meet the challenges of the future,” said Gordon Riske, Chief Executive Officer of KION GROUP AG. Puhl has been a driving force behind the company’s growth, not only in the traditional industrial truck business, but also in new business areas for systems solutions and services, which has allowed us to strengthen our customer focus over the long term.
Puhl thanked the KION Group Executive Board and the STILL Supervisory Board for his reappointment and the trust placed in him, and accepted responsibility for continuing the work that he had begun. “I am looking forward to working closely with everyone and making my contribution to the profitable growth of STILL, our long-established yet forward-looking brand that will be celebrating its 100th anniversary next year. STILL will continue to play a key role in the success of the KION Group.”
Before joining KION/STILL, Puhl was on the executive board of agricultural machinery manufacturer Claas, where he headed up the grain harvest machinery business segment. Prior to that he was responsible for the ball bearings business at the Schaeffler Group. While working for the US agricultural machinery manufacturer John Deere & Company, he held various management positions with increasing responsibilities in Germany and India. Puhl began his career in 1999 at ThyssenKrupp Automotive as a project manager in the engineering and capital investment department.