Changes on the Managing Board of SMS group GmbH Harald Rackel, currently Head of Digitalization at SMS group GmbH, is leaving this post on March 31, 2018 and, as from April 1, 2018, will join the Managing Board of elexis AG, a subsidiary in the SMS group. On July 1, 2018, he will take over the position of CEO from Siegfried Koepp, who is due to retire on June 30. Dr.-Ing. Katja Windt has been appointed Managing Director of SMS group GmbH as from April 1. As a member of the Managing Board, she will be responsible for the Digital Solutions and Electrical and Automation Systems Divisions. To take on her new post, the Doctor of Engineering specializing in Production Technology is leaving Jacobs University Bremen. She has been President of the University for several years. Over more than ten years in this function, she has, among other things, successfully implemented digitalization and logistics projects for customers in the steel industry.