Detlef Moog’s successor on the Rheinmetall Defence Executive Board is Armin Papperger
Armin Papperger, 46, has been appointed to the Executive Board of Rheinmetall Defence, effective 1 January 2010. He succeeds Detlef Moog, 61, who left the company to go into retirement on 31 December 2009.
Detlef Moog joined the Group in 1980, where he served as head of Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH and its predecessor, W&M GmbH, from 1997 to 2007, and, starting in 2006, as head of Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH. In 1998 he was appointed to the Executive Board of Rheinmetall’s Defence arm, where, since 2006, he has had overall responsibility for the company’s Land Systems, Weapon and Munitions, and Propellants divisions.
Mr Moog is credited with the Group’s strategic reorientation in the 1990s as well as successfully positioning Rheinmetall in important markets inside and outside of
Armin Papperger has been with Rheinmetall since 1990, where he has held a series of executive posts. In his new role, he will continue to serve in a dual capacity as head of the Weapon and Munitions division, which he took over in 2007. On the Executive Board of Rheinmetall Defence, Mr Papperger will have special responsibility for the Land Systems, Weapon and Munitions and Propellants divisions.