Stefan Breit has been nominated new executive director for technology for the Miele Group. He takes the place of Eduard Sailer, that announced his retirement last September. Stefan Breit is currently managing director of the appliance manufacturing plant in Gütersloh. The changeover will take place at the end of the year. The manager began his industrial career with the electronic and mechatronic specialist company Kostal in Lüdenscheid. Prior to this, he studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen University (main focus on production technology) where he gained his Dr.-Ing. engineering doctorate. He joined Miele in 2007 at the Bielefeld factory where one year later he was appointed head of domestic dishwasher production, and from the start of 2009 he was promoted to head of the factory.