Since 1st April 2019 Ralf Petzold, until then member of the management of Komatsu Germany GmbH, Düsseldorf/Germany, took on the overall management of all three business areas, namely the Mining, Construction and Industries Divisions, as Chairman of the Board. He succeeded Taiichiro Kitatani, who took over a new leadership role in the group headquarters of Komatsu Ltd. in Tokyo/Japan.
The former long-term Chairman of the Board of Komatsu Germany GmbH, Norbert Walther, departed from the management to start his retirement.
On the 1st April 2019 Ansgar Thole was appointed as the Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the Mining Division. Thole was previously responsible for the areas of production control, purchasing, logistics and cost control in the mining division as Vice President and Supply Chain Manager.