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22.12.2016

The Felix Schoeller Group announces changes in the company’s management team

As of 1 January 2017, there will be a number of changes to the management team of the Osnabrück-based Felix Schoeller Group, one of the leading manufacturers of specialty papers. They are connected with the handover from one generation to the next, which will be completed in mid-2018.

Hans-Christoph Gallenkamp, who became deputy CEO of the Felix Schoeller Group on 1 January 2015, has been appointed chief operating officer (COO) and will take up his post on 1 January 2017. Gallenkamp is the fifth generation to represent the family in this company, which is still 100 percent family-owned.

Stephan Igel and Georg Haggenmüller were appointed as executive vice-presidents of Felix Schoeller Holding with effect from 1 January 2017. They have both been with the company for a number of years, during which time they have held various management positions. In his position of chief sales officer (CSO), Stephan Igel will be responsible for the Technocell Division, including its decor paper and nonwoven product lines whereas, as chief manufacturing officer (CMO), Georg Haggenmüller will be in charge of production at all the company’s mills.

These appointments mean that the management board of the Felix Schoeller Holding will consist of Dr Bernhard Klofat (CEO), Hans-Christoph Gallenkamp (COO), Peter Cornelissen (CFO), Guido Hofmeyer (CSO for the Felix Schoeller Division), Stephan Igel (CSO for the Technocell Division) and Georg Haggenmüller (CMO).

Gerhard Hochstein joined the company on 1 April 2016. He is executive vice-president of Schoeller Technocell GmbH & Co. KG and, in his role as chief technology officer (CTO), he is responsible for the research & development, engineering, energy management and intellectual property/patents departments.

“With the organisational changes due to take effect in the New Year, we have taken a decisive step towards making provision for succession in the company. We will begin by working within this structure until mid-2018 when Hans-Christoph Gallenkamp will take on the baton and become the company’s new CEO,” Dr Bernhard Klofat, the company's current CEO, explains.