Effective June 1, 2023, Dr. Dirk Steinbrink (57) will be joining the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. As new Chief Operating Officer (COO), he will assume overall responsibility for Engineering, Multi Project Management & Planning, Production, Quality Management and Research & Technology.
Dr. Steinbrink, a PhD in engineering, joins thyssenkrupp from Braunschweigische Maschinenbauanstalt (BMA), an international group specialized in developing, producing and distributing machinery for sugar production and processing, to name but a few. There, he held overall responsibility as CEO since 2018. Prior to that, he was for many years in strategic executive positions at Nexans, a listed French cable manufacturer - most recently as global Chief Technology Officer (CTO), amongst others responsible for Research & Development as well as the German business.
Dr. Steinbrink has extensive leadership and transformation experience, not only in international organizational and ownership structures, but also in medium-sized companies.
thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is one of the world’s leading naval companies with approximately 6,500 employees and is active as a systems supplier for submarines and naval surface vessels as well as for maritime electronics and security technologies. Around 3,600 people work at the Kiel site, making it the largest shipyard location in Germany.
More than 180 years of history and the constant striving for improvement allow the company to set new standards time and time again. thyssenkrupp Marine Systems offers its customers worldwide tailored solutions to meet the highly complex challenges of a changing world. The driving forces behind this innovative energy are the company’s employees, who shape the future of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems with passion and commitment every day.