Technology leader Siempelkamp has announced that effective 30 June 2020, Christoph Michel, CEO and spokesman of the Board of Directors, will be leaving the company to take on new tasks and challenges outside the group. Dr Martin Stark, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Siempelkamp, will fill the position of CEO as interim manager with immediate effect until further notice.
Dr Stark was appointed Chairman of the Advisory Board of Siempelkamp in 2017, taking over the position from Dr Dieter Siempelkamp, who had chaired the Advisory Board since resigning from Siempelkamp’s Board of Directors in 2003. Dr Stark has many years of expertise as a successful business leader and supervisory board member, and until 2013 was a member of the management board of the global technology group Freudenberg.
During this period, Dr Stark will suspend his mandate as Chairman and the Advisory Board is currently looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position for the long term.
Since 2018, Christoph Michel has, along with other company executives, set the business course for Siempelkamp to further position the company in its development and orientation in the relevant markets and adjust it to current market requirements.
“The Advisory Board of Siempelkamp GmbH & Co. KG thanks Christoph Michel and wishes him all the best for the future. Business continuity and reliability are central success factors at Siempelkamp. In Dr. Stark we have gained a top manager as CEO who will successfully continue on the company’s established path until we have found a suitable successor,” says Dr. Dieter Siempelkamp, Honorary Chairman of the Advisory Board.