GKN Powder Metallurgy has appointed Diego Laurent as its new Chief Executive Officer, with immediate effect. Peter Oberparleiter, who has been leading the company as CEO since 2012, is stepping down from his position after a long and successful career of more than thirty-four years with GKN.
Laurent joined GKN in 1993 and since then has held a number of senior finance positions within the GKN group in Brazil, Mexico and the USA. In 2013, he moved to the UK and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2018 to lead the Finance function for GKN Powder Metallurgy.
“I am very excited to lead our competent and forward-looking team. GKN Powder Metallurgy has been very successful in developing cutting-edge technologies and has become a pioneer in sustainable innovation and digital manufacturing. I look forward to developing the company further with the clear goal of shaping the future of powder metallurgy,” stated Laurent.
Laurent holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics, MBA in finance, and a postgraduate qualification in production engineering.