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ZEISS Group Executive Board appoints new members

The Supervisory Board of Carl Zeiss AG has decided to expand the Executive Board of the ZEISS Group

Effective 1 January 2018, Dr. Karl Lamprecht for the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology segment and Dr. Jochen Peter for the Research & Quality Technology segment have been appointed to the Executive Board of the ZEISS Group.

The Supervisory Board of Carl Zeiss AG has decided to expand the Executive Board of the ZEISS Group, which currently has four members. This is in line with the implementation of the ZEISS portfolio strategy and anchors the business responsibility in the Executive Board. Effective 1 January 2018, two positions will be added to the Executive Board of the ZEISS Group headed by President & CEO Dr. Michael Kaschke, one for the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology segment and the other for Research & Quality Technology.
“ZEISS is still on course for further growth in important future markets, as evidenced by the record figures from the past fiscal year. The setup of ZEISS as a portfolio company initiated several years ago in line with market and customer segments is key for continuing this successful path. This is now also fully reflected in the structure of the Executive Board,” says Dr. Dieter Kurz, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Carl Zeiss AG.
Effective 1 January 2018, the current Head of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (SMT) business group, Dr. Karl Lamprecht, will serve as Member of the Executive Board responsible for the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology segment.
Also effective 1 January 2018, the current Head of the Industrial Metrology (IMT) business group, Dr. Jochen Peter, will lead as a Member of the Executive Board the entire Research & Quality Technology segment which comprises the IMT as well as the Microscopy business group. “The Research & Quality Technology segment offers considerable growth potential for the ZEISS Group – in particular as a result of the opportunities offered by digitalization and smart industries. There are many points of intersection between the business groups IMT and Microscopy with great opportunities for our customers,” says Dr. Michael Kaschke.
Thomas Spitzenpfeil, whose responsibilities as Member of the Executive Board currently include the role as CFO and CIO, will pursue after eight successful years at ZEISS new challenges outside the ZEISS Group. He and the Supervisory Board have agreed not to extend his appointment for a third term. The Supervisory Board would like to express its sincere thanks to Mr. Spitzenpfeil for his work over the years. It has asked him to stay on, if possible, until the scheduled end of his appointment on 30 September 2018 and to support the President & CEO with integrating the new Executive Board Members.
In addition to the newly appointed Members of the Executive Board headed by President & CEO Dr. Michael Kaschke, Dr. Matthias Metz, Head of the Vision Care/Consumer Products segment, Dr. Ludwin Monz, Head of the Medical Technology segment, and CFO Thomas Spitzenpfeil will continue to be members of the Executive Board.

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