SGL Carbon names new head of Carbon Fibers business unit

Dr Denis Hinz has taken charge of SGL Carbon's Carbon Fibers Business Unit.

Roland Nowicki, the previous head, will leave SGL Carbon on 31 May 2024 at his own request to pursue new professional challenges. He will be available to the company as a consultant until his leaving date to support a smooth transition.

Roland Nowicki took over as Head of Carbon Fibers in November 2020 and has successfully driven forward the realignment of the business unit over the past three years.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank Roland Nowicki for the exemplary cooperation and his extraordinary achievements for SGL and wish him all the best for his future, both professionally and privately. At the same time, we would like to congratulate Dr Denis Hinz on his new position," said Dr Torsten Derr, CEO of SGL Carbon SE.

Dr Hinz, a graduate engineer from the Technical University of Munich, has been with SGL Carbon for more than six years, holding various management positions including Head of Operations of the Fuel Cell Components division and Managing Director of SGL Fuel Cell Components GmbH in Meitingen since 2021.

"The Carbon Fibers Business Unit has great and innovative products for attractive and sustainable markets. Unfortunately, our largest market, the wind industry, is currently in a serious crisis, which has also affected Carbon Fibers. We are facing a number of challenges in the coming months, and I am looking forward to tackling these with my colleagues," said Dr Hinz.