01.06.2021. A change in leadership in the Machine Tool Business Division of Trumpf: Stephan Mayer (40) will become the new CEO Machine Tools (CEO MT) and succeed Heinz-Jürgen Prokop (63), who will leave Trumpf at the end of the fiscal year on 30 June 2021, after reaching the age limit for members of the Group Executive Board. Stephan Mayer has been with Trumpf since 2012, initially as head of the Organisational Development and Production and Quality Management central departments.
Career within Trumpf and educational background
On 1 July 2015, Mayer took on the management of Trumpf Hüttinger GmbH + Co. KG in Freiburg and led the subsidiary back to success. On 1 October 2017, he returned to Ditzingen as Managing Director of Production and Purchasing at Trumpf Machine Tools.
Since 2019, Stephan Mayer has been responsible as President China. Stephan Mayer is responsible for all Trumpf activities in China and manages the two locations in Taicang/Jiangsu and Jinfangyuan CNC Machine Co., Ltd. (JFY) in Yangzhou.
Stephan Mayer studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe from 2000 to 2004, where he also earned his doctorate in 2007 – 2009. Mayer, a native of Schramberg, worked in consulting at McKinsey & Company Inc. in Stuttgart from 2004 until he joined Trumpf.
Heinz-Jürgen Prokop started as Head of the Design Department at Trumpf Lasertechnik GmbH in Ditzingen, Germany, in 1988 and was Vice President, Head of Development/Design and production at IHI-Trumpf-Technologies in Yokohama, Japan, until 1992. After holding various external positions as Managing Director at Thyssen/Krupp in Essen, Fritz Studer AG in Steffisburg, Switzerland, and Frigoblock in Essen, he returned to Ditzingen in 2012 as Managing Director of Development and Purchasing at Trumpf Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG. Since 1 July 2017, Heinz-Jürgen Prokop has been a member of the Group Executive Board as CEO MT.