Markus Masuth was appointed Chairperson of the Executive Board at RAG Montan Immobilien GmbH, a subsidiary of RAG Aktiengesellschaft based in Essen/Germany, on 1st October 2017. He succeeds Prof. Hans-Peter Noll, who has assumed the same position at the Zollverein foundation. Following a career in several RAG mines, from 2008 onwards Masuth had been the Head of the Prosper coke plant in Bottrop/Germany, which was taken over by Arcelor Mittal in 2011. Since then, he has acted as Chairperson of the Board at Arcelor Mittal Bottrop GmbH.
Hans-Reiner Biehl, long-standing Chairperson of the Board at Saarbergwerke AG, based in Saarbrücken/Germany, passed away on 23rd June 2017 at the age of 80. Biehl, who was born in Saarbrücken, was the first Saarlander to head Saarbergwerke AG. Saarbergwerke was merged into Deutsche Steinkohle AG, now RAG, in the late 1990s.