Hanover-based ContiTech AG is beefing up its top management team: The company has appointed the head of the ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group, Hans-Jürgen Duensing (Fig.) to its Executive Board. He will assume his seat on the Board as of May 1, 2014. Duensing is taking on the new position in addition to his present responsibilities and will continue to report to the head of the Executive Board, Heinz-Gerhard Wente. Hans-Jürgen Duensing has been at ContiTech for over twenty years. Holder of a degree in business, he has headed the Northeim-based Conveyor Belt Group business unit since 2005. Under his guidance, various companies were integrated into the business unit, allowing the Conveyor Belt Group to move up to the top group of conveyor belt system suppliers worldwide. Prior to that, Duensing headed the Automotive Original Equipment segment in the ContiTech Power Transmission Group (PTG) for about five years. He was also on the PTG management team.