August 25 - Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) will be headed by a new management team from January 1, 2015.

Current chief technology officer, Frank Bywater will be joined by Markus Bartsch as new chief executive officer, with the current ceo, Peter Sierk, becoming managing director of FSG parent company NSH (Nord-deutsche Schiffbau-Holding) and as a result take responsibility for overall strategy as chairman at FSG.

"Over the past two years we have seen how the switch from series to special ship building at our yard has brought with it an enormous new set of demands", says Sierk.

"Contracts are getting more complex and processes more multi-layered. If we now say that our 750 employees have to adapt and optimise then it stands to reason of course that the same has to apply to the management".

Bartsch joins from the Butting Group, where he was managing director and steered Butting Anlagenbau to a market leading position.

Bywater was head of planning between 1992 and 2005, a period that substantially shaped the way in which FSG operates today.

Sierk has been managing director of FSG for nine years and was its head of finance for nine years before that. As managing director of the FSG parent company NSH he will now be responsible for the strategic development of FSG and its sister company Flensburg Ship Design (FSD) in Hamburg.