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Gross-Umstadt, Germany. John Emholz will take over as the new Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and for an interim period as General Manager of Messer Cutting Systems GmbH Europe.

Customer’s expectations in the plate processing industry are continuously increasing. In this dynamic market environment, it is Messer Cutting Systems’ (“MCS”) ambition to not only keep up but to set the pace of innovation. To extend its position as market leader, MCS is working on medium and long term initiatives concerning all aspects of their product range and associated technologies including new software and themes relevant to Industry 4.0.

John Emholz has over twenty years of international experience including leading global business units at both MTS Corporation and Danfoss Power Solutions. He has a demonstrated ability to improve top line growth and strengthen financial performance. He brings B2B experience in the fields of automation technology, research and development and software.

In addition to his global role, he will take over the position of General Manager of Messer Cutting Systems GmbH Europe for an interim period. Here he takes responsibility for the head office in Groß-Umstadt, the Service Centre in Essen and the European subsidiaries of Messer Cutting Systems GmbH.

“I am pleased to have found an experienced successor, John Emholz, who is dedicated to further expand upon our leading position as a provider of solutions in the metal-working industry", summed up Siegfried Schabel, CEO of MEC Holding.

Fig 1: John Emholz takes over the role of Global CEO of Messer Cutting Systems  as well as the interim responsibility for the European region.

Foto: Messer


Messer Cutting Systems is a global supplier of cutting edge technology. The company offers products and services for the metalworking industry which set standards world-wide. As market leader in its branch, the machine manufacturer supplies complete solutions and concentrates strategically on advising its customers and customer oriented innovation. Here, the company focusses on the digitalisation of processes and products. Messer Cutting Systems is represented with more than 800 employees in 5 main locations with production facilities and in more than 50 countries.

The product range includes oxyfuel, plasma and laser cutting systems from hand guided machines right up to special machines for shipbuilding as well as machines and equipment for oxyfuel welding, cutting, brazing, soldering and heating. Spare parts, repairs, modernisation, maintenance and service as well as environmental technology round out the product portfolio. In-house software solutions optimise production and business processes. The product range is extended by solutions from technology partners, for example in the field of automation.

An intensive dialogue with our customers has prime position – the modern training centre makes this claim clear. World-wide, Messer Cutting Systems is the partner of choice for cutting systems, oxyfuel technology and customer consultancy.