Dr. Sebastian Simon has been appointed technical Managing Director at F. X. MEILLER Fahrzeug- und Maschinenfabrik-GmbH & Co KG with effect from 1 December 2018. Dr. Simon will assume responsibility for the business segments development and design engineering, order management and logistics incl. export control, vehicle construction, performance centre for hydraulic systems, as well as product safety and homologation. Furthermore, Dr. Simon will be co-director at F. X. MEILLER Slaný (Czech Republic).
Up until October 2018 Dr. Simon was employed as Managing Director for Technics and Finances at Palfinger Platforms GmbH. Since 2015 he has successfully re-aligned the business unit lifting platforms and sustainably increased market shares in important segments.
Dr. Simon obtained his diploma in industrial engineering at the TU Darmstadt. His professional career began at the international strategy consulting company McKinsey & Company where he advised clients from the automotive and engineering sectors from 2003 until 2006. After that he was in charge of varying divisions at the Bosch Rexroth AG (management of production planning in the tail unit hydraulic drives in Neu-Ulm, management of logistics of hydraulic drives for mobile applications and wind energy in Beijing and management of the staff section for bench marking and restructuring in Lohr am Mai, Germany).