Heidelberg USA has announced that Juergen Grimm has been named to succeed outgoing president Harald Weimer as president of Heidelberg Americas, effective April 1. Weimer has been appointed to the Executive Management Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (HDM), replacing Marcel Kiessling as head of the worldwide Heidelberg Services business segment. Grimm most recently led the worldwide Business Area Sheetfed for Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. In his new role, he will have responsibility for Heidelberg USA, Heidelberg Canada, Heidelberg Mexico and Heidelberg Brazil.
"For the past three years, I have been privileged to work with a dedicated group of managers and employees at Heidelberg USA," Weimer said. "With their support, and that of our customers and partners, we have built a stronger, more diversified company that is well-positioned for the future. I have absolute confidence in Juergen's ability to lead the sales and service activities in the U.S. market going forward. He has my unqualified endorsement."
"Harald has done a superlative job guiding the sales and service activities in the U.S. market," Grimm said. "I look forward to working with the tireless and talented team at Heidelberg USA to sustain operational excellence, develop our long-term profit potential, and provide the world-class equipment and services our customers have come to expect."
Grimm, 44, began his career with Heidelberg in 1995, progressing from service projects to product and marketing management for the Speedmaster line (1996-1999), to head of Marketing Communications for Sheetfed and Head of Product Management for Prinect and Peripheral systems (2000-2004). From 2004-2007, he served as head of Sales and Marketing for Heidelberg Postpress Deutschland GmbH, becoming a member of the Board of Directors of Heidelberg Graphic Equipment Shanghai in 2008. From 2007-2010 he served as head of Product Management for HDM before assuming responsibility for Heidelberg's Sheetfed Business worldwide, the position he currently holds. Grimm received a Master of Business and Engineering (MBE) at Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany, in 1994.