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December 2010 AUSMARINE
Tognum Board of Management member Rainer Breidenbach
(55), who is responsible for the Business Unit Engines, will be
leaving the company on December 31 at his own request.
He has asked the Supervisory Board to terminate his contract
(which was due to run until October 31, 2011) prematurely for
personal reasons and will then take early retirement.
His successor will be Peter Kneipp (52), who has successfully
managed the Asia/Pacific sales region for the Tognum Group for
the last few years, will take over as of January 1, 2011.
Rolf Eckrodt, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Tognum
AG, said: “We regret that Rainer Breidenbach has taken this
decision. Since he joined the company in 2005, his decades of
experience in sales and distribution have enabled him to become
a major force in shaping the sales approach pursued by the
Tognum Group and he ultimately takes the credit for the success
we have achieved. He will nevertheless continue to support us in
an advisory capacity.”
With the appointment of Peter Kneipp as the new member
of the Tognum Board of Management for the Business Unit
Engines, the company is demonstrating continuity at senior
management level. Rolf Eckrodt: “With Peter Kneipp, we have
appointed a man to the Board of Management with
considerable international experience and many years of
success to his credit as the Managing Director of our most
important subsidiary who will continue the successful
management of our largest Business Unit Engines.” Born in
Heilbronn, the mechanical engineer joined MTU
Friedrichshafen in 1989 as a project manager for marine
propulsion systems. At an early stage in his career, Peter
Kneipp was involved in projects that enabled him to acquire
experience in the Asia-Pacific region, where he has worked and
lived since 1997.
He began in Singapore, where he spent several years working
mainly in customer service and after sales. Then in 2000, Peter
Kneipp transferred to Australia, where for several years he held
the position of Managing Director of MTU’s subsidiary, MTU
Detroit Diesel Australia.
Following an interim period in the USA at MTU Detroit Diesel,
Peter Kneipp has been President and CEO of the fastest growing
Tognum subsidiary, MTU Asia, since 2004. During this time, the
revenues of the Asian subsidiary have doubled and operating
profit has multiplied many times over. With the targeted
expansion of the production, sales and distribution network by
setting up company-owned manufacturing facilities and joint
ventures in Asia, Peter Kneipp has been extremely successful in
implementing Tognum’s strategy of regional expansion,
particularly in the areas of decentralised power generation,
mining and the lower power range.
Peter Kneipp is married and has three adult children.
For further information contact:
MTU Detroit Diesel Australia.
Boating offshore has just become a
whole lot safer with the release of the
very latest in personal locator beacon
(PLB) technology from ACR.
The “ACR AquaLink View” is a fully
featured PLB that comes standard with a
digital display screen.
Continuing on from the success of
the ACR 406MHz iPRO EPIRB, the
digital display breakthrough has been
introduced to the PLB market segment,
adding a new level of assurance and
instant information. The ACR PLB is
marketed in Australia by RFD and is
available through a network of quality
marine retailers and chandleries.
The fully approved ACR AquaLink
View provides three levels of integrated
emergency signal technology – GPS
positioning, a powerful 406MHz satellite
detectable signal and 121.5MHz homing
capability. When activated, the ACR
AquaLink View quickly and accurately
relays your position via the dedicated
emergency COSPAS-SARSAT satellite
The AquaLink View broadcasts a
unique registered distress signal that not
only tells rescuers where you are, but who
you are. The onboard GPS can fix your
location to within 100 metres and a
powerful integrated LED strobe light can
guide rescuers to your exact location.
An appealing aspect of the new PLB
from ACR is the digital display that
allows you to see all of the beacon’s
When activated, the digital display
provides the user with reassuring tips on
optimising the use of the beacon and
provides the following functionality
➢ It informs the user that the beacon
➢ It informs the user of his/her
➢ It informs the user of remaining
➢ It reinforces to the user the correct
deployment of an activated beacon with
messages such as “Leave beacon on
until ResQ” and “Do not hold antenna.”
The digital display is housed inside
the unit and cannot be touched,
bumped, pierced or otherwise damaged
by an external force unless the entire
PLB is destroyed.
The rugged, one-button activated,
emergency signalling device also is light at
just 252g and comes with a super bright
LED strobe light.
The unit is small enough and light
enough to be easily carried in a pack or
pocket. It can be worn on deck, at the
helm or on a life vest and will float if
accidentally dropped overboard.
The battery replacement interval is six
years from the date of manufacture.
Following emergency use, the battery
must be replaced as a matter of routine.
For further information contact;
RFD, New South Wales.
Tognum to get new Board of Management member
Peter Kneipp will become a Tognum Board of Management member in 2011
New ACR personal beacon features digital display
The new ACR AquaLink View
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