In his new position, Kehler sees his focus on further improvement of the company’s business. "In a market featuring rapid change, we’re well positioned with our wide range of products and our role as a systems supplier. My goal is not only to win new customers but also to maintain our relationships with existing customers and assist them as a partner with our engineering services," said Kehler in describing his new assignment. He added, "We can only do this in close cooperation with our customers and by satisfying the demands of tomorrow’s markets with our new products. I’m looking forward to my new assignment, and to the challenges and ambitious plans for growth that come with it." David Kehler, 33, has been with the company for nearly eleven years. He has previous experience as head of sales at the Swedish subsidiary, where he was responsible for a staff of twelve. Prior to that, he worked in Sweden as a project engineer responsible for the Scandinavian countries. While still in Germany, Kehler worked as a project manager for Scandinavia. He lives with his family in Würzburg. Alfred Müller, 65, was head of sales in Mulfingen for 27 years and will remain active at ebm-papst in an advisory capacity.