The Supervisory Board chose the former CEO of Carl Zeiss AG to succeed Dr. Theo Spettmann, who resigned from this position for health reasons at the beginning of March.
Dr. Kurz held senior positions at Carl Zeiss AG in Oberkochen starting in 1979. In 1999, he became a member of the Management Board and served as Chairman of the Board of Carl Zeiss, one of the world's leading groups in the optical and optoelectronic industry, from 2001 until 2010.
“We look forward to working with Dr. Kurz. SCHOTT will certainly benefit from his long years of entrepreneurial experience and his excellent knowledge of our company,” said Prof. Udo Ungeheuer, Chairman of the Board of Management of SCHOTT AG.
Dr. Kurz also assumed the position of Chairman of the Shareholder Council of the Carl Zeiss Foundation, Heidenheim an der Brenz and Jena, the sole shareholder in SCHOTT AG and Carl Zeiss AG, on March 15. Dr. Kurz also succeeds Dr. Spettmann in this function.
SCHOTT is an international technology group with more than 125 years of experience in the areas of specialty glasses and materials and advanced technologies. SCHOTT ranks number one in the world with many of its products. Its core markets are the household appliance, solar power, pharmaceuticals, electronics, optics, transportation and architecture industries. The company is strongly committed to contributing to its customers’ success and making SCHOTT an important part of people’s lives with high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is committed to managing its business in a sustainable manner and supporting its employees, society and the environment. The SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales units in all major markets. Its workforce of around 17,000 employees generated worldwide sales of approximately 2.9 billion euros for the 2010/2011 fiscal year. SCHOTT AG, with its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.
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