Cornelius Weitzmann has today taken over as managing director of the power, oil & gas division at Voith Turbo.Cornelius Weitzmann

He succeeds Matthias Grawe, who left the company yesterday. The Voith Turbo power, oil & gas division develops and manufactures variable speed drives, couplings, valves and controllers.

Weitzmann (pictured) joined Voith in 2007 and two years later became managing director of Voith Paper in the US. In 2011 he was appointed president of Fabric & Roll Systems EMEA.

“The oil and gas business is one of our most important growth industries,” said Voith Turbo chairman Carsten Reinhardt, adding that Weitzmann’s “comprehensive strategic experience” made him “well-positioned to continue to strengthen our international success and develop new fields of business”.