Rüdiger Andreas Günther will become the new Chief Financial Officer of JENOPTIK AG
As CFO he will be responsible for the areas of accounting & controlling, treasury, taxes, risk management & compliance, mergers & acquisitions, investor relations as well as strategic real estate portfolio.
The CEO, Dr.-Ing. Michael Mertin, is responsible for the entire operating business as well as the areas of legal affairs, strategy, business development & innovation management, communication & marketing, quality, processes, procurement & supply chain management, auditing, supervision of executive services, corporate governance, data protection, IT, shared service center and for personnel as HR director. He joined Jenoptik from Carl Zeiss in 2006 as Head of Operational Business (COO) and has been Chairman of the Executive Board of JENOPTIK AG since July 2007. In September 2011 Michael Mertin was appointed Chairman of the JENOPTIK AG Executive Board for a further five years.
With Rüdiger Andreas Günther (53) Jenoptik has been able to get an internationally experienced financial expert who is well known in the capital market and the banking sector. He worked in leading positions in multinational companies, e.g. CLAAS KGaA, and as CFO in globally-operating stock-listed companies and has extensive and long-standing international industry and finance-related expertise. His last position was that of a CFO at Arcandor AG during the period of realignment. In addition, he is a member in various Supervisory Boards. The qualified banker and business graduate began his career at an American investment bank in 1985.
The new CFO sees Jenoptik as a company which serves future megatrends with its leading products and technologies and therefore has excellent growth opportunities. "I am looking forward to contributing with my expertise to bring Jenoptik forward on its way to become a global player", said Rüdiger Andreas Günther.
Rudolf Humer, Chairman of the Jenoptik Supervisory Board: "With Rüdiger Andreas Günther we have a financial expert who will be able to excellently contribute with his background and experiences to the growth and the continuing internationalization of Jenoptik."
Rüdiger Andreas Günther will take over the finance area from Frank Einhellinger, who will leave the company at his own request at the end of June 2012. Together with his successor Frank Einhellinger will ensure a smooth transition and continue to make himself available to the company in an advisory capacity.
As an integrated optoelectronics group, Jenoptik operates in five divisions: Lasers & Material Processing, Optical Systems, Industrial Metrology, Traffic Solutions and Defense & Civil Systems. Its customers around the world primarily include companies in the semiconductor and semiconductor equipment industries, the automotive and automotive supplier industries, the medical technology, security and defense technology industries as well as the aviation industry.
The Group was created out of the former Kombinat VEB Carl Zeiss Jena in 1991, as a result of the German reunification. The Jenoptik Group headquarters are in Jena (Thuringia). In addition to several major sites in Germany Jenoptik is represented in nearly 70 countries. JENOPTIK AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and included in the TecDax index. Jenoptik has more than 3,000 employees and generated sales of approx. 510 million euros in 2010.
More information could be found on www.jenoptik.com.