REMICH, Luxembourg—CQLT SaarGummi Technologies S.a.r.l. has appointed Michael Lorig CEO, effective Sept. 1.
Lorig succeeds Larry Johnson, who as president will be responsible for the company's business in North and South America, which SaarGummi said is one of the group's three core markets.
Johnson will remain a member of the SaarGummi Group's management board, the firm said.
SaarGummi also appointed Chen Yong as regional president of the Asia-Pacific region, and earlier this year hired Pitor Gaska as president of the European region.
Lorig previously was chief operating officer of the automotive supply company, which specializes in seals, and managed the group's global restructuring program. The firm said that program has been successfully completed.
“Michael Lorig knows SaarGummi like no other, and I am please that he and the country heads will drive the group's global presence further forward to lasting effect,” Zhang Wenqing, president of SaarGummi's parent company CQLT, said in a statement.
“I thank Larry Johnson, who to this day has done an outstanding job as CEO and, as a native of the U.S., can now focus 100 percent on his core market,” Wenquing added.
SaarGummi operates out of 12 locations in Europe, North America, South America and Asia with about 4,100 employees worldwide. The firm recently announced plans to establish four manufacturing facilities—two in China, one in India and one in Mexico—by mid-2015.