Changes in Dürr AG`s supervisory board
Klaus Wucherer (65) and Günter Fenneberg (58) are new members of Dürr AG's supervisory board. They were appointed by court order on November 3, 2009. Holger Hanselka and Hans Michael Schmidt-Dencker resigned their posts in mid-October.
Klaus Wucherer was at Siemens AG for 38 years, where his last position was as member of the central managing board responsible for the areas of automation and drive technology, industrial equipment and services, and transport systems. Prof. Wucherer has been a member of the supervisory boards of Infineon, SAP, and Leoni.
Günter Fenneberg is CEO of Schmidt-Seeger, a subsidiary of ATON GmbH.
Dr. Fenneberg was previously employed in management positions in various mechanical engineering enterprises. ATON GmbH is the second-largest shareholder of Dürr AG with 25.5% of the shares. ATON was previously not represented on the supervisory board.
Prof. Hanselka is leaving because of career demands. Dr. Schmidt-Dencker has resigned his post because he no longer has any direct relationship to Dürr in his current activity, unlike his previous position as managing director of BWK Unternehmensbeteiligungsgesellschaft. The supervisory board thanks both these departing members for many years of constructive cooperation.
Dürr is a mechanical and plant engineering group that holds leading positions in the world market in its areas of operation. It generates about 85% of its sales in business with the automotive industry. It furthermore supplies the aircraft, machinery, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries with innovative production and environmental technology.
The Dürr Group operates in the market with two divisions. The Paint and Assembly Systems division supplies production and painting technology, especially for car bodies. Machinery and systems from the Measuring and Process Systems division are used in engine and transmission manufacturing and in final vehicle assembly, among other areas. Dürr has 44 business locations in 20 countries worldwide. In 2008, the group achieved sales of EUR 1.6 billion and had about 6,100 employees.