Peter Oberparleiter, who has been CEO since 2012, is stepping down from his position after a long and successful career of more than 34 years with GKN.
Diego Laurent originally joined GKN in 1993 and has held a number of senior finance positions within the GKN group in Brazil, Mexico, and USA. In 2013, he moved to the UK and was appointed CFO in 2018. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics, an MBA in finance, and post graduate qualification in production engineering.
"GKN Powder Metallurgy has been very successful in developing cutting-edge technologies and has become a pioneer in sustainable innovation and digital manufacturing,” Laurent said. “I look forward to developing the company further with the clear goal of shaping the future of powder metallurgy.”