Martin Füllenbach to be new CEO of Semperit AG Holding

27.03.2017 (Press information)

Today, the Nominating Committee of Semperit AG Holding has decided unanimously to propose Martin Füllenbach as the company’s new Chairman of the Management Board (CEO) to the Supervisory Board.

Born in Germany, Füllenbach (49) studied economics and business organisation in Munich, and subsequently gained his doctorate in financial sciences in Nuremberg. He is recognised as a top manager with many years of experience in highly renowned industrial companies.

Most recently, Füllenbach has been CEO of Oerlikon Leybold Vakuum in Cologne since 2012 and, in addition, an appointed member of the Group Management Board of OC Oerlikon AG in Pfäffikon, Switzerland, since 2014.

From 2007 to 2012, Füllenbach was Head of Corporate Development as well as from 2007 to 2012 Director of Voith Turbo, which is headquartered in Heidenheim, Germany: He was a member of the divisional management “drive technology” as well as CEO of the business unit “marine”.

After more than ten years as an officer of the German Armed Forces with numerous international deployments, he took over tasks in the planning staff of the CEO and in programme planning of the military aircraft production at the aerospace company EADS at the beginning of his industrial career.

“We are very pleased to have won Martin Füllenbach, a renowned international top manager, as new CEO. We are confident that the Semperit Group will strongly benefit from his know-how and his experience, particularly in realigning companies as well as building and developing new business areas,“ says Veit Sorger, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Semperit AG Holding, about the upcoming appointment of the new CEO.

The Supervisory Board of Semperit AG Holding had already known Füllenbach as an excellent manager due to his former professional activities and had counted him as member of a pool of potential CEO candidates. This was crucial for quickly filling the position of CEO with an excellent candidate after the resignation of Thomas Fahnemann.

The appointment of Martin Füllenbach as CEO for a term from 1 June 2017 to 31 December 2020 is scheduled for the Supervisory Board Meeting on 26 April 2017.

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About Semperit
The publicly listed company Semperit AG Holding is an internationally-oriented group that develops, produces, and sells in more than 100 countries highly specialised rubber products for the medical and industrial sectors: examination and surgical gloves, hydraulic and industrial hoses, conveyor belts, escalator handrails, construction profiles, cable car rings, and products for railway superstructures. The headquarters of this long-standing Austrian company, which was founded in 1824, are located in Vienna. The Semperit Group employs more than 7,000 people worldwide, including about 4,000 in Asia and more than 800 in Austria (Vienna and production site in Wimpassing, Lower Austria). The Group has 22 manufacturing facilities worldwide and numerous sales offices in Europe, Asia, Australia and America. In 2015 the group generated sales of EUR 915 million and an EBITDA of EUR 96 million.


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