Change of CEO and on the supervisory board of Homag Group AG
Dr. Markus Flik steps down from management board of his own volition | Dürr CFO Ralph Heuwing to become CEO | Ralf W. Dieter new chairman of supervisory board | Additional changes on the shareholders’ side of the supervisory board
The CEO of HOMAG Group AG, Dr. Markus Flik, is stepping down from the management board of HOMAG Group AG of his own volition as of November 30, 2014, in order to take on a new professional challenge.
Dr. Markus Flik on leaving the company: “The HOMAG Group is on a good path. This will continue to be the case as part of Dürr. I enjoyed working together with the colleagues in the HOMAG Group in the past three and a half years – an excellent team. My decision to step down as a member of the management board and CEO of HOMAG Group AG is a purely personal one.”
The supervisory board appointed Dürr CFO Ralph Heuwing as a new member of the management board with effect as of October 27, 2014. Mr. Heuwing will assume the position of CEO on December 1, 2014. On the HOMAG management board he will work closely with the current members Harald Becker-Ehmck, Jürgen Köppel and Hans-Dieter Schumacher. “There are excellent professionals working at HOMAG. The company has a strong market position and impressive products. HOMAG has great potential that we plan to exploit together with the HOMAG team,” Ralph Heuwing said. Ralph Heuwing will continue his duties as CFO of Dürr AG at the same.
Ralf W. Dieter, CEO of HOMAG’s majority shareholder Dürr and new chairman of HOMAG Group AG’s supervisory board, thanked Dr. Markus Flik for his successful work over the past few years: “Dr. Flik enhanced technology at HOMAG Group AG in the area of networked production as well as with a comprehensive platform strategy and the introduction of an innovative user interface (powerTouch). He also put HOMAG Group AG on a sustainable path to growth and improved profitability. As a result, the share price of HOMAG Group AG developed very positively during his time as CEO. We would like to thank Dr. Flik for his successful work at HOMAG Group AG and regret his decision to leave the Group. The supervisory board wishes him every sucess and all the best personally and for his future career.”
Following the completion of Dürr’s acquisition of the majority shareholding in HOMAG Group AG, there have been corresponding changes on the shareholder side of HOMAG Group AG’s supervisory board. The supervisory board members to date Torsten Grede, Hans Fahr, Dr. Horst Heidsieck, Dr. Dieter Japs and Thomas Keller have stepped down. New to HOMAG Group AG’s supervisory board are Ralf W. Dieter, Stuttgart, CEO of Dürr AG, Dr. Hans Schumacher, Schönaich, CEO of Dürr Systems GmbH, Richard Bauer, Wentorf, CEO of Körber AG, Dr. Anja Schuler, Zurich, medical specialist for psychiatry and psychotherapy (FMH), and Dr. Jochen Berninghaus, Herdecke, lawyer, auditor, tax advisor, law firm Spieker & Jaeger. All five new members were appointed by court ruling of October 13, 2014 with immediate effect until the end of the next annual general meeting. At the constituent meeting on October 24, 2014, Ralf W. Dieter was elected the new chairman of the supervisory board.
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