January 2024

Press Release: Management change at MESSRING: Dierk Arp enters retirement, new management takes over

After many years as CEO of MESSRING, the leading company in the development and manufacturing of crash test technology, Dierk Arp is entering his well-deserved retirement. In his almost 30 years as CEO, Mr. Arp has been a key figure in shaping the company and leading it to its current success.

In his time at the company, he has not only driven MESSRING’s expansion into international markets, but also strengthened the company’s innovative power. With his tireless commitment and strategic foresight, he has made MESSRING a pioneer in vehicle safety.

Dierk Arp on his retirement: “It has been an extraordinary journey to lead MESSRING, driving the development of pioneering technologies for vehicle safety. I am proud of what we have achieved, and I am handing over the steering wheel and an outstanding team into the capable hands of my successors.”

A new board of five experienced managers around the new CEO Florian Lenz will take over the management of MESSRING with immediate effect. Together, they will be responsible for the future development of the company.

Florian Lenz, Managing Director of MESSRING GmbH, on behalf of the Management Board: “We are glad that we were able to form the new Management Board entirely from internal experts and would like to express our sincere thanks to Dierk Arp not only for his many years of service, but especially for his trust in passing the baton on to us.”

The new management team is ready to continue MESSRING’s success story and lead the company into the next chapter. The former and new management would like to thank MESSRING’s employees, customers and partners for their continued support and is looking forward to the future together.

Dierk Arp will continue to support MESSRING as Senior Business Advisor, contributing his many years of experience and in-depth expertise.

Dierk Arp
Senior Business Advisor – Former Chief Executive Office