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Nichols Appointed CEO of Goss

June 26, 2012  By

Goss International today announced the immediate appointment of Richard Nichols as CEO, replacing Jochen Meissner who has led the press maker since 2008.

Nichols does not have a printing-industry background, having spent the past few years within the executive structures of Terex-Demag Gmbh & Co., which is a large global construction and mining group.

Nichols served as President of the Terex Cranes division from January 2008 to January 2011. He also served as the President of Terex Material Processing and Mining of Terex Corp. from January 2004 to January 2008.


Jochen Meissner had worked at Goss for the past decade, including his four years as CEO. Meissner led the company during its acquisition by the large Chinese conglomerate Shanghai Electric Group. In June 2010, Shanghai Electric took full ownership of Goss, after becoming its largest shareholder one year earlier.

Shanghai Electric, holding more than 40,000 employees and 60 primary manufacturing sites within its group, also owns the Akiyama sheetfed press manufacturing entity.

Within the press release about Nichol’s appointment, Shanghai Electric stated it “believes that the impact of financial crisis will subside and the development of the world economy will bring new opportunities” and that it  “has confidence in Goss and the printing industry and expects Goss to be an even stronger industry leader in the future.”

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