Responsible for the Materials units Germany,
North America, Eastern Europe and Western Europe/Asia Pacific, Materials
Processing Europe, Materials Trading and the Special Materials’ units AST and
Qualified export merchant, studied economics at the Open University of Hagen (Diplom-Ökonom graduate).
Joachim Limberg began his career in 1976 at Klöckner. He then spent several years as managing director/CEO of various small and medium-size enterprises. In 1995 Joachim Limberg joined the Thyssen Group, initially as head of the Product Management Steel and Materials Management departments of Thyssen Schulte. In 1998 he was appointed to the Executive Board. From 2002 to 2005 he was Chairman of the Executive Board of the company, by then renamed thyssenkrupp Schulte GmbH. Joachim Limberg was appointed to the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp Materials AG, later thyssenkrupp Services AG, on April 1, 2001. From January 2002 he was additionally responsible for the North American operations of thyssenkrupp Materials N.A., of which he is Chairman. With the establishment of thyssenkrupp Materials Europe GmbH on June 1, 2005, he took over as Chairman of the company's Executive Board and continued in this position after the company was renamed thyssenkrupp Materials International GmbH.
From October 2006 to September 2009 he was Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp Services AG, where he was primarily responsible for strategic corporate development. One particular focus was on developing activities in North America, Eastern Europe and South America as well as establishing the aerospace and services business as core activities. This as well included business actions in Asia which he was in charge of for several years, being located in Hongkong.
Effective October 1, 2009 Joachim Limberg was appointed Chairman of the Materials Services Business Area Management Board and Chairman of the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp Materials International GmbH, renamed thyssenkrupp Materials Services GmbH as of January 1, 2016.