Stuttgart, July 2021 – Effective June 2, 2021, Ulrich Bartel has assumed leadership of the Coperion Group as President of Coperion. He succeeds Kimberly K. Ryan, who was appointed Executive Vice President of Hillenbrand, Inc., Coperion’s parent company, on June 2. She and her team have positioned Coperion as a global industry leader over the past six years. Ulrich Bartel has been with Coperion since 1990 and has held a variety of positions at various Coperion sites around the world. He has spent a total of twelve years in various leadership positions at Coperion companies in Japan, China, Singapore and the USA. Since 2014, he has headed the Polymer Division as President, which incorporates all product areas related to plastics.

On June 2, 2021, Markus Parzer replaced Ulrich Bartel as President of the Polymer Division. Markus Parzer joined Coperion in 1992. Following his training at the company and industrial engineering studies at the University of Applied Sciences Esslingen, Germany, he held various leading positions at the Stuttgart extruder production plant before taking over as head of Order Management in 2014. In 2015, he was appointed head of the Extrusion Systems business unit and since 2020 he has been head of the Polyolefins business unit. With his appointment as President of the Polymer Division, he is now responsible for the entire product range related to plastics.

About Coperion

Coperion is the international market and technology leader in compounding and extrusion systems, feeding and weighing technology, bulk materials handling systems and services. Coperion designs, develops, manufactures and maintains systems, machines and components for the plastics, chemicals, pharmaceutical, food and minerals industries. Within its two divisions – Polymer and Strategic Markets / Aftermarket Sales and Service – Coperion has 2,500 employees and nearly 30 sales and service companies worldwide. For more information visit or email [email protected].

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