Peter Leibinger leaves the Managing Board and takes over chairmanship of the Supervisory Board from Jürgen Hambrecht / Christian Schmitz also leaves the Managing Board / Previous managing directors of TRUMPF Laser in Schramberg and TRUMPF Photonic Components in Ulm appointed as new members of the Managing Board
TRUMPF SE + Co. KG: Changes in the Supervisory Board and Managing Board as of July 1, 2023
Ditzingen, March 21, 2023 – In the year of its 100th anniversary, the high-tech company TRUMPF is reorganizing its management bodies. The following changes will take effect with the start of the new fiscal year 2023/24 on July 1, 2023:
Dr. Jürgen Hambrecht (76), who has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board at TRUMPF since 2013, will resign from his position and leave the Supervisory Board after 10 years for age reasons.
Dr.-Ing. e.h. Peter Leibinger (55), Vice Chairman of the Managing Board and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), is leaving the Managing Board. He assumes the office of Chairman of the Supervisory Board, succeeding Jürgen Hambrecht.
Elke Reichart (58), formerly CDO of TUI AG, succeeds Prof. Dr. Claudia Eckert (64) on the Supervisory Board of TRUMPF.
Dr. Christian Schmitz (63), member of the Managing Board responsible for the Laser Technology Business Division, steps down from his post after reaching retirement age.
The new Managing Board member responsible for the Laser Technology Business Division will be Dr. Hagen Zimer (50). The physicist has been the Managing Director of TRUMPF Laser GmbH in Schramberg since 2020. Dr. Zimer has previously worked for the company in areas such as research and development and was managing director of TRUMPF’s diode laser facility in the USA.
Dr. Berthold Schmidt (54) will succeed Peter Leibinger as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) on the TRUMPF Managing Board. The physicist has been the Managing Director of TRUMPF Photonic Components in Ulm since April 2020 and has been with TRUMPF since 2013, including as CTO for research and development of the Laser Technology Business Division and as Head of Corporate Research for Corporate R&D.
In the extended management team, Peter Bokelmann (62) is leaving the company as General Counsel for reasons of age.
Dr. Hagen Zimer’s successor as Managing Director of TRUMPF in Schramberg will be Dr. Björn Dymke (47). Dymke has been with TRUMPF since 2008 and was most recently Head of Finance and Controlling at the TRUMPF Group in Ditzingen. Prior to this, Dymke, a business economist, was responsible for finance and administration of the TRUMPF subsidiaries in North America for three years.
Dr. Berthold Schmidt’s successor as Managing Director of TRUMPF Photonic Components in Ulm will be announced in time for July 1, 2023.
Chairwoman of the Managing Board Dr. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller and TRUMPF Managing Board members Dr.-Ing. Mathias Kammüller (CDO), Dr. Lars Grünert (CFO), Oliver Maassen (CHRO), Dr.-Ing. Stephan Mayer (CEO Machine Tools) will retain their current functions.
TRUMPF CEO Dr. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller commented on the changes announced today: "As Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TRUMPF, Dr. Hambrecht has been of tremendous service to our company. Thanks to his prudence and expertise, we as the Managing Board were able to make important decisions even in difficult times. I thank him and the other three colleagues who are also leaving for their dedication and loyalty. They greatly contributed to the success of the company in recent years. With the current changes in the Managing Board and my brother’s chairmanship of the Supervisory Board, we are setting the course for the future of TRUMPF in the company's 100th anniversary year. As of July 1, we will grow more than ever - with the ambition to bring excellent products to market in a changing world.“
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Dr. phil. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller
Dr.-Ing. e.h. Peter Leibinger
As of July 1, 2023, Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Dr. Jürgen Hambrecht
Chairman of the Supervisory Board at TRUMPF since 2013
Dr. Hagen Zimer
As of July 1, 2023, Chief Executive Officer for Laser Technology
Dr. Berthold Schmidt
As of July 1, 2023, Chief Technology Officer on the Managing Board
Dr. Björn Dymke
As of July 1, 2023, Managing Director of TRUMPF in Schramberg