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Tuesday, January 18 2022 - 06:35
GKN Powder Metallurgy announces Diego Laurent as Chief Executive Officer
BONN, Germany, Jan. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- Diego Laurent is appointed Chief Executive Officer of GKN Powder Metallurgy 
with immediate effect. Diego Laurent moves from the position of Chief Financial 
Officer of GKN Powder Metallurgy, which he has held since 2018.

- Peter Oberparleiter, who has been leading the company as Chief Executive 
Officer since 2012, is stepping down from his position after a long and 
successful career of more than 34 years with GKN.

- This transition marks another milestone for GKN Powder Metallurgy as the 
company continues its sustainable and responsible growth strategy.

GKN Powder Metallurgy, the world' s leading provider of powder metal solutions, 
is pleased to announce the confirmation of Diego Laurent as its new Chief 
Executive Officer (CEO) with immediate effect. Diego Laurent succeeds Peter 
Oberparleiter, who is stepping down from his responsibilities as CEO after a 
distinguished career at GKN spanning more than 34 years. Peter Oberparleiter 
has led GKN Powder Metallurgy through a sustained period of improvement and 
growth, and under his leadership as of 2012 has transformed the business. As 
the business is now positioned to emerge strongly from the COVID-19 pandemic, 
he has decided that it is the right time for him to step aside.

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Diego Laurent originally joined GKN in 1993 and since then has held a number of 
senior Finance positions within the GKN group in Brazil, Mexico, and USA. In 
2013, he moved to the UK and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2018 to 
lead the Finance function for GKN Powder Metallurgy. Diego Laurent holds a 
bachelor's degree in Economics, MBA in Finance, and post graduate qualification 
in Production Engineering. 

"I am very excited to lead our competent and forward-looking team. GKN Powder 
Metallurgy has been very successful in developing cutting-edge technologies and 
has become a pioneer in sustainable innovation and digital manufacturing. I 
look forward to developing the company further with the clear goal of shaping 
the future of powder metallurgy," says Diego Laurent.

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GKN Powder Metallurgy is the world's leading authority in powder metal 
solutions, from advanced metal powders to high-performance sinter metal 
components. Leveraging its strong core business competencies, the company is 
accelerating its expansion into the future growth areas of Additive 
Manufacturing, Electrification and Hydrogen Storage Materials. As a stand-alone 
business unit of Melrose PLC, GKN Powder Metallurgy today comprises three 
business units: GKN Powders, GKN Sinter Metals and GKN Additive. Together GKN 
Powder Metallurgy empowers over 6,000 problem solvers in 29 locations, setting 
its global technology network at the highest standard.

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