ANDRITZ: new Executive Board responsibilities as of April 2011
Franz Hofmann will retire as planned on March 31, 2011 / Wolfgang Semper becomes new member of the Executive Board
In this context, the ANDRITZ AG Supervisory Board took the following resolutions effective as of April 1, 2011:
- Wolfgang Semper will become new member of the Executive Board and will be responsible for the HYDRO business area (together with Friedrich Papst) and for Automation on a Groupwide level. Wolfgang Semper, aged 52, is a graduate of mechanical engineering and has successfully headed the ?Large Hydro' division of the HYDRO business area of ANDRITZ.
- Friedrich Papst, who is responsible for the HYDRO and the FEED & BIOFUEL business areas, will additionally assume responsibility for the METALS business area.
- Humbert Köfler, who is responsible for the Service & Units segment of the PULP & PAPER business area, will additionally assume responsibility for the ENVIRONMENT & PROCESS business area.
The responsibility areas of Wolfgang Leitner, President and Chief Executive Officer, and of Karl Hornhofer, member of the Executive Board, will remain unchanged.
The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other specialized industries (solid/liquid separation, feed and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 13,500 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 120 production sites, service, and sales companies all around the world.