Effective January 1, 2021, Dr. Jörg Sievert, Chief Operating Officer of Freudenberg Filtration Technologies, will hand over his management duties to Ed Borger. Sievert will continue to support projects until the end of March 2021 and will then retire after 28 years of successful service to Freudenberg.
Sievert took over as head of the global Filter Division of Freudenberg Nonwovens in 1999. Ten years later, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies became an independent business group and Sievert member of the Management Board. With responsibility for innovation management, health, safety & environment (HSE) and production, he made a significant contribution to the positive strategic and operational development of the company. Sievert was particularly instrumental in the international expansion of the filter business in the Asia-Pacific region, India, Mexico, and South Africa.
He made his mark on the social commitment of Freudenberg Filtration Technologies with the integration of people with disabilities at the Kaiserslautern site and his commitment to the Diakoniewerkstätten Rhein-Neckar (social welfare workshops) based in the Weinheim Industrial Park in Germany.
Ed Borger began his career in the Freudenberg Group in 1999 as Operations Manager at Freudenberg Sealing Technologies in the Netherlands. After holding various management positions in the Netherlands, the UK and Germany, he took on the role of Global Vice President Operations at Freudenberg Filtration Technologies in September 2017.