New Managing Director: A Carefully Prepared Handover

Walther’s managing director Manfred Woerz (right) and his successor Alexander Lenert, Copyright notice: Carl Walther/Armin Buhl 2014
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A change of management is on the cards at firearms manufacturer Carl Walther GmbH: Manfred Woerz, who has been at the helm of the company since 1993, is due to retire end 2014. The name of his successor is Alexander Lenert, who has been registered as joint managing director in the corporation registry since May.

He aims to use the rest of the year getting a thorough grounding from his predecessor in the specifics of a sports and defense firearms manufacturing company that is, moreover, part of an internationally operating group.

Aged 44, Lenert studied production engineering at Erlangen-Nuremberg University and comes to Ulm with a track record of two decades in the automotive industry: On completing his studies, his first job was with a car manufacturer. Most recently, he was CEO of a world-famous supplier of automotive parts. He sees plenty of parallels with his new post: "I'm looking forward to continuing my predecessor's outstanding work and see my task as enriching the outstanding Engineering competence of the Carl Walther company with my long experience of production in the automotive industry

Business-wise, things are looking extremely rosy for this longstanding company at the moment, not least thanks to major orders that include the shipment of 45,000 Walther P99 NL pistols to the Netherlands police and strong demand for Walther firearms in the USA - the important US market is served by Walther Arms USA, founded in 2013. In the shooting sports sector, its market share - for example, for match air rifles - is as high as 40 per cent in international competitions. Moreover, Walther can already look back over one year as "Official Partner of the German Shooting Federation."
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