New cor­po­rate structure

Pre­vious Senior Man­ager Harro Höfliger has trans­ferred to the newly cre­ated Super­vi­sory Board.

By appointing a Super­vi­sory Board at the begin­ning of 2018, Harro Höfliger has become even more effec­tive. The Chairman of the Super­vi­sory Board is the pre­vious Senior Man­ager, Harro Höfliger. Like his decades-long partner, Man­fred Reiser, he has retired from the com­pany man­age­ment. The Super­vi­sory Board is com­pleted by Siegfried Drost, Man­aging Director at Excel­lence United partner Uhlmann, and Hartmut Jenner, CEO of the global family busi­ness Kärcher.

With this orga­ni­za­tional mile­stone, the man­age­ment con­siders itself well pre­pared for future chal­lenges. CEO ­Thomas Weller explains: “This is not about tech­nology and prod­ucts – those are our key strengths. This is about plan­ning, struc­turing and ensuring the right strate­gies, espe­cially given our con­tinued growth and com­plex chal­lenges such as dig­i­ti­za­tion and shortage of skilled workers.” Com­pany founder Harro Höfliger adds: “For years, the enter­prise has been man­aged very suc­cess­fully by the second gen­er­a­tion. As a member of the Super­vi­sory Board I will be able to as­sist in the company’s fur­ther devel­op­ment with my expe­ri­ence, sup­ported by ­Siegfried Drost and Hartmut Jenner with their exper­tise and a crit­ical view from the outside.”

Hartmut Jenner and Siegfried Drost will con­tribute to the company’s fur­ther devel­op­ment as mem­bers of the Super­vi­sory Board.

Man­fred Reiser, Man­aging Partner until 2009, and member of the com­pany man­age­ment until the end of 2017, will also con­tinue to sup­port the com­pany with his tech­nical exper­tise in an advi­sory capacity. The expe­ri­enced engi­neer joined the orga­ni­za­tion as a co-partner in 1983. As Man­aging Director of Design, he made a sig­nif­i­cant tech­nical con­tri­bu­tion to the devel­op­ment of the com­pany. His many ground­breaking designs include high-per­for­mance machines for the pouch pack­aging of instant prod­ucts and the SM machine series for applying seals to bot­tles. Fur­ther­more, the cap­sule filling machine series KFM – a pre­de­cessor of today’s Modu‑C family – was designed under his leadership.

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Photos: Andreas Dalferth, Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG, Uhlmann Pac-Sys­teme GmbH & Co. KG