LIQUI MOLY announced that Dr. Uli Weller has been nominated as managing director in addition to Günter Hiermaier.
The long-standing commercial director of the company in Ulm, Weller will become the second managing director of the group of companies at the start of 2023. For LIQUI MOLY this is a logical step and a guarantee for lasting stability and security, the company said. “My responsibility is to lead our company into a secure future. For me, a second managing director means perfect strategic support,” said Hiermaier.
With this step, Weller will be promoted to an additional managing director of the LIQUI MOLY Group, which also includes the Meguin GmbH & Co. KG Mineraloelwerke in Saarlouis as well numerous LIQUI MOLY subsidiaries abroad.
He will continue functioning as the commercial director. “Dr. Weller is one of the people who shaped LIQUI MOLY. For more than a decade, he has made a reliable contribution to our success. He has internalised our values, helped shape our strategies as commercial director and knows the company like nobody else,” said Hiermaier. Heimaier remains the company spokesman.
LIQUI MOLY has been very successful under the leadership of Hiermaier as the new boss since March 1. Despite the dismal global economy and the extremely difficult situation on the raw material market, the company continues to grow and has created 72 additional jobs in 2022. He said he feels that the dual leadership can already be characterized as another coup. “I consider a strong dual leadership at the helm of the company as a guarantee for continuity, stability as well as security for the company and everyone that works with us,” he says about the decision. “And also as a sign of how much we value the company in Würth, which we’ve been a part of since 2018, as a producer of automotive chemicals.”
LIQUI MOLY is set to make a turnover of 800 million euros this year and employs more than 1,000 people. The folk from Ulm would like to reach their self-defined goal of 1 billion euros in turnover by 2025. “Our order books are full and we’re investing several million euros in the expansion of our production,” Hiermaier said. “Our strategy of diversification and internationalisation has given us the ability to successfully deal with crises, complex situations and dynamic markets. In the vernacular one would say, we’re not putting all our eggs in one basket. And it’s exactly this course that we were following by nominating Dr Weller as the second Managing Director.”
About becoming second in command, Weller said, “I’m looking forward to helping shape the future of LIQUI MOLY from the top. As long as I’ve been working for the company, I’ve been well aware of the fact that success is ultimately always a team effort. And we have an extraordinary team and I would like to be part of leading it.”
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