Heidelberg USA

Forthcoming Changes on the Heidelberg Supervisory Board

  • Lone Fønss Schrøder and Herbert Meyer to be nominated for election to the Supervisory Board
  • Mark Wössner to resign from the Supervisory Board as planned at the Annual General Meeting on July 28, 2011
  • Werner Brandt to resign as member of the Supervisory Board with effect from July 28, 2011
  • The Supervisory Board intends to elect Robert J. Koehler Chairman of the Heidelberg Supervisory Board and successor of Mark Wössner


At today's conference, the Supervisory Board nomination committee and the Supervisory Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) paved the way for changes on the Supervisory Board.

Lone Fønss Schrøder (51) and Dr. Herbert Meyer (64) are to be put forward as members of the Supervisory Board at the Annual General Meeting on July 28, 2011.

Lone Fønss Schrøder from Copenhagen, Denmark, is a non-managerial member of the administrative bodies of several foreign companies, including Volvo Personvagnar AB, Sweden, and NKT Holding AB, Denmark.

Dr. Herbert Meyer, born in Eckernförde, will function as President of the Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel (FREP), Berlin, until June 30, 2011. Previously, he was a member of the Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG for a period of twelve years, during which time he was responsible for the company's finances. He has also held leading positions in several international corporate groups. Moreover, Dr. Meyer is a member of the Supervisory Boards of DEMAG Cranes AG and WEBASTO AG.

Dr. Mark Wössner (72) will resign as Chairman of the Board after the Annual General Meeting on July 28, 2011 as planned. He will also resign as a member of the Heidelberg Supervisory Board for reasons of age. Wössner will stay closely connected with Heidelberg.

At his own request, Dr. Werner Brandt (57), member of the Walldorf-based SAP AG Management Board, will resign as a member of the Heidelberg Supervisory Board with effect from July 28, 2011, i.e. after the forthcoming Annual General Meeting.

Immediately after the Annual General Meeting on July 28, 2011, the Supervisory Board intends to elect Robert J. Koehler (62), Chief Executive Officer of SGL Carbon SE, Wiesbaden, Germany, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG and successor of Dr. Mark Wössner. Robert J. Koehler has been a member of the Heidelberg Supervisory Board since 2003.

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