Göppingen, Germany – Manufacturing equipment supplier Schuler has appointed Stefan Klebert as its new chief executive officer. Klebert replaces Juergen Tonn, company CEO since 2006. Tonn had announced that he would look to retire by 2011.

Klebert has held leading positions at companies including Festo, Schindler and ThyssenKrupp. From 2006 to 2009, he was a member of the management board of ThyssenKrupp Services, responsible for the Industrial Services division, with 30,000 employees and sales of €2.1 billion.