Press Release

Long-time Dillinger Chief Sales Officer retiring

01 April 2022

Dr. Günter Luxenburger (64) is resigning as planned and retiring from his position as Chief Sales Officer of Aktien-Gesellschaft der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger) and as Managing Director of SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar, effective 31 March 2022. Dr. Luxenburger has been Chief Sales Officer of Dillinger since 2012 and a member of the Board of Management of SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar since 2020.

Dr. Karl-Ulrich Köhler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Dillinger and Saarstahl and Chairman of the Board of Management of SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar, will assume Dr. Luxenburger’s duties until further notice. Dr. Köhler will continue to drive the company’s strategic positioning and market development together with the Sales staff and Dillinger's proven Board of Management team. “Dr. Luxenburger’s work has been decisive in making Dillinger today’s market leader in the production of super-heavy plate for the offshore wind market. He recognized the signs of the times early on and successfully positioned Dillinger in the market. On behalf of the entire company, I want to thank Dr. Luxenburger for this and wish him all the best for his retirement,” Dr. Karl-Ulrich Köhler said.

Luxenburger, who holds a doctorate in materials science, joined Dillinger in 1990 and served in the following years as division manager for various customer segments. He was named Head of Marketing in 2006 and has been responsible for the Sales and Marketing department since 2008. He was appointed Director of Sales and Marketing in 2009.

During his responsibilities as Chief Sales Officer, Dillinger developed into one of the world’s leading heavy plate manufacturers. Dr. Luxenburger recognized the opportunities in the market for offshore wind power early on and played a major role ensuring that 80 percent of the wind turbines at sea are now built on foundations made of steel from Dillinger.

“I thank Günter Luxenburger on behalf of the supervisory boards for his tireless commitment and for his efforts over these many years for the continued development of Saarland’s steel industry,” said Reinhard Störmer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Dillinger. “We wish Dr. Luxenburger the best of luck and good health for his new phase of life,” Störmer added.


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Aktien-Gesellschaft der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger), founded in 1685, is a world leader today in the manufacture of high-grade heavy plate steel. The Dillinger Group employs a total of around 6,200 people. High-tech plate from Dillinger is used to realize extraordinary and technically advanced projects all over the globe in the steel construction, engineering, offshore, offshore wind power, and line pipe and boiler construction sectors, as well as many others. More information can be found at