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Alexander von Witzleben to move to the Haniel Group. Dr. Michael Mertin to become new Chairman of Jenoptik’s Executive Board. Frank Einhellinger is to be the new CFO.

Following the extraordinary meeting of the Supervisory Board on February 23, 2007, Lothar Späth, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, announced staff changes in the Executive Board of JENOPTIK AG

Due to the wish of Mr. von Witzleben to move to the Haniel Group, Duisburg, with effect from July 1, 2007, new appointments to the Executive Board of JENOPTIK AG had become necessary, which the Supervisory Board made today together with the declaration of consent to the termination of the management contract of Mr.
von Witzleben.

Alexander von Witzleben has been Chairman of the Executive Board of JENOPTIK AG since June 19, 2003, with responsibility for the areas of finance, investments, taxes, controlling, data processing, investor and public relations, corporate governance and, as HR director, for personnel.

At its meeting today the Supervisory Board appointed Dr. Michael Mertin as Chairman of the Executive Board of JENOPTIK AG and HR Director with effect from July 1, 2007. The experienced Zeiss manager has been a member of the Executive Board of JENOPTIK AG since October 2006 with responsibility since then, as COO (Chief Operating Officer), for corporate development, the operational business as well as the areas of research and development plus quality, compliance and environmental management, auditing and central marketing.

Frank Einhellinger was appointed CFO (Chief Financial Officer) also with effect from July 1, 2007. As Head of Finance/Controlling at JENOPTIK AG he is currently responsible for the areas of finance/treasury, taxes, controlling and accounting.