BHS-Sonthofen announces leadership changes in its Recycling Technology division

Daniel Zeiler is the new head of BHS-Sonthofen's Recycling Technology division. He succeeds Alfred Weber, who successfully managed sales for that division of the German company since 2007, following his retirement at the end of last year.
Ancillary Equipment / January 25, 2023
By Guy Woodford
Changing times: Alfred Weber (left) and Daniel Zeiler, the new head of BHS-Sonthofen's Recycling Technology division

Weber has witnessed a number of milestones at BHS-Sonthofen. The Recycling division was still in its infancy when he started working in sales at BHS 20 years ago. At that time, he was in the construction machinery and special mixing technology sales area. Starting in 2007, Weber was put in charge of sales for the Recycling division.

"The initial challenge was to build the sales network for recycling machinery and associated solutions from the ground up," said Weber. "Back then, it was about machines and plants with impact crushing, which was already used for the processing of residual materials containing metal. It was only years later that the tearing and cutting technology was added," reports the skilled chemical worker and process engineer. BHS now offers complete plant solutions, including control and sorting technology, all from a single source. 

BHS has developed innovative proprietary processes, such as recycling lithium-ion batteries, keeping in tune with the times. "Mr Weber has been instrumental in making BHS an established brand in the recycling industry today. We sincerely thank him for his work and commitment over the past 20 years," says Dennis Kemmann, Managing Director of BHS-Sonthofen, summing up Weber's career with the company.

Hailing from the Rhineland,  Zeiler, 48, has worked closely in the area of machinery and plant engineering for the recycling industry for over 20 years. He spent more than ten years in a management position with an international equipment supplier for the scrap processing industry. Most recently, he spent five years as head of sales at a plant manufacturer in the plastics recycling industry.

Zeiler, who joined BHS-Sonthofen (BHS) in September 2022, said: "We have exciting tasks at BHS, as we will continue to build up the new market segments, such as battery recycling, and at the same time grow with the established products, such as the processes for fine processing of metalliferous wastes. I see great potential in this intersection of proven products and new ideas – and at BHS, the necessary know-how and innovative spirit to develop new solutions for the industry." 

There have been several new developments at BHS-Sonthofen in recent years. One of these included a focus on individual business areas, which are now even more closely aligned with the specific needs of the respective customers. Another change involved a consistent expansion of the product and service portfolio. Zeiler now heads the Recycling Technology division. His position as Vice President combines the responsibilities for sales, project engineering, process development, and the test centre. 

"We are delighted to welcome Mr. Zeiler into the fold – a colleague who will maintain continuity in the Recycling Technology division with great pleasure and commitment while at the same time working with us to further expand the market position of BHS," said Kemmann.

"I am looking forward to continuing the BHS success story as part of a strong team with flat hierarchies. The proximity to the mountains is a clear advantage after having relocated," said Zeiler, who enjoys pursuing various mountain sports in his spare time. 

Weber confirmed the positive working atmosphere at BHS and looked back with gratitude on his time at the firm "It was a nice time: the great colleagues, customers and partners, the short decision-making processes, and an employer who always supported my further personal development. I've been able to drive many things forward at BHS over the last 20 years, but now it's time for me to drive my Harley instead!"

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