Managing director Aloys Schnelte retired

Managing director Aloys Schnelte retired

08. September 2020

Aloys Schnelte (65), Commercial Director (CFO) of the Krone Commercial Vehicle Group, has now officially retired after almost 30 extremely successful years in the Krone Group. Schnelte, who holds a degree in business administration, has been working for Krone since 1991. Initially, he was head of the controlling department in the machine factory, but in 1999 his responsibilities were extended to include the Krone commercial vehicle division and he took over as head of controlling for the Krone Group. With the foundation of the new Krone Commercial Vehicle Group in 2016, Aloys Schnelte was appointed Exectutive Director; in this function, he was responsible for the commercial area and the entire human resources of the commercial vehicle group in recent years.

"Aloys Schnelte has played a decisive role in shaping the success of the Krone company over the past almost three decades - even under my father's management - and we are very grateful to him for this. With great expertise, exemplary prudence and an exemplary sense of responsibility, he has made an extremely valuable contribution to the positive development of the Krone Group, most recently as CFO of the Commercial Vehicle Group. In addition, with his businesslike, content-focused style, he also shaped the way his employees worked and behaved. For his well-earned retirement, we all wish him many more healthy and happy years with his family," says Bernard Krone.

Aloys Schnelte thanked the Krone family, the colleagues from the management, the various teams and the works council and staff for an extraordinarily enjoyable and successful time. "For me, the customers always came first; their wishes and suggestions continue to have top priority at Krone. But the cooperation of the workforce with the management on an equal footing was also very important to me in my daily work; a company always works best when everyone tackles the groundbreaking issues together and together move the company forward".

Following the retirement of Aloys Schnelte, Dr. Stefan Binnewies will take over the responsibilities of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the Krone Commercial Vehicle Group. Dr. Binnewies has been coordinating activities in the commercial vehicle sector as a member of the Executive Board of Krone Holding since 2019. The Executive Directors of the Krone Commercial Vehicle Group are Bernhard Brüggen as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Alfons B. Veer as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me:

Stefan Oelker
Phone: +49 5951 209-211
E-Mail: stefan.oelker@krone.de