Dematic appoints Gabrial Diab as executive vice president and CFO

Veteran business leader brings more than 25 years of experience in a broad range of finance roles.

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KION Group’s subsidiary Dematic has appointed Gabrial Diab as its executive vice president and CFO with immediate effect.

He will succeed Frank Herzog, who will leave the company after six years within KION Group to relocate to Europe and pursue new career opportunities.

Diab joins Dematic from Valeo, a French automotive supplier, where he had been managing director of the North American Thermal Front End Business since 2016. Prior to this role, Diab spent almost five years as CFO, North America at Valeo, during which time he was also the interim leader for purchasing. Before moving to Valeo, Diab held various international leadership and finance roles at companies including Ford Motor Company, Fluor, Textron, and Lafarge. These included positions in finance, accounting, consulting, customer excellence, and transformation and process improvement. Diab holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Commerce degree as well as an MBA from the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada.

Hasan Dandashly, president & CEO Dematic, said: “I look forward to working with Gabrial Diab. Together with the Dematic team, we will work on moving the company forward on its consistent path of profitable growth. I would like to thank Frank Herzog for his strong contributions to Dematic over the past two years. Before joining the Dematic leadership team, Frank Herzog was instrumental in establishing KION as a publicly listed company after managing its IPO project and he then played an integral role in the acquisition of Dematic and its integration into the KION Group. We recognize and greatly appreciate Frank Herzog’s important achievements for KION and Dematic and we wish him continued success and all the best for the future, both professionally and personally.”


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