The transfer will take place by the best of mutual consent. In the period until his actual departure, Wassenberg will work with the Supervisory Board and the Chief Executive Officer to ensure an orderly transition of his duties and responsibilities into new hands. The Supervisory Board plans to fill the position quickly.
“Over the past three years, Marcus Wassenberg has done effective work both in restructuring the company and in driving forward the transformation. His imminent departure is also an expression of the milestones achieved, the financial successes achieved, and the regained future viability of Heidelberg. We thank him for his important contributions,” says Martin Sonnenschein, chairman of the Supervisory Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.
“In Marcus Wassenberg, we are losing a committed innovator and I am losing a very valued Board colleague. Despite the unexpected challenges of the pandemic and the current uncertain geopolitical situation, he and his colleagues have restored the company’s robust economic performance. We will now continue unwaveringly with the strategic development of our portfolio and business model innovation. This is what our Supervisory Board, the management team, and I stand for together,” emphasizes the chairman of the Management Board, Ludwin Monz. “The future of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG is spread across many strong shoulders.“
“The task now is to further strengthen the core business and at the same time drive forward the development of new business areas based on the company’s extensive competencies, for example in electromobility, automation, and sensor technology. Under the leadership of Ludwin Monz, the company is excellently equipped for this permanent innovation task,” says Marcus A Wassenberg.