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Jürgen Schröer back in the management board

Barely eight months after the last change in the management board, Robert Bürkle GmbH has reorganized itself again. And this with a familiar face in the executive board: Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Schröer has been CEO at Bürkle again since June 1, 2022. Schröer was already active as CEO at Bürkle from 2014 to 2019. From 2020 until the end of May 2022, he accompanied the company as chairman of the advisory board. In addition to his duties as CEO, Schröer is also responsible for the operational management of the group of companies as COO. The new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is Frank Gollwitzer.

“With Frank Gollwitzer, we were able to win over a financier experienced in project-oriented mechanical and plant engineering. Olaf Rohrbeck, as a successful CSO / CTO, continues to be responsible for sales, marketing and technology. He brings his extensive experience in the complex international markets to the further optimization of our competitiveness. After my years as Chairman of the Advisory Board, I am looking forward to actively shaping the operational realignment of our group of companies”, Schröer comments on the tasks of the management.

Accordingly, Jan Sieckmann as CEO, Jürgen Müller as CFO and Olaf Hartwig as COO Production and Materials Management have left the company. The three had shared the management of the engineering company with Olaf Rohrbeck since mid-October 2021.

In the 2021 financial year, Bürkle posted a record order intake; at the end of May this year, even the largest single order in the company’s history. The four production sites worldwide are working at full speed, according to the latest press release from Freudenstadt.

Growth drivers include the successful photovoltaic laminators. With this innovative technology, the Freudenstadt Group is contributing to the energy turnaround in Europe and the expansion of renewable energies. In other product segments, too, such as systems for the insulating materials industry, the printed circuit board industry and the wood-based materials and furniture industry, current business figures are exceeding expectations and plans.

For the future, the Group is positioning itself to be even more agile and flexible. “We are developing an individual growth strategy for each technology segment. Our organization is clearly focused on its respective business area. We want to achieve leadership in all market segments relevant to us,” the old and new CEO sets as a guideline.

The objective is to respond strategically and operationally to the needs of the highly diverse markets. “In the Executive Board, we are sure that this will enable us to further expand our technology leadership. The performance strength in all product areas and clear responsibilities open up additional growth and earnings potential,” Schröer emphasizes.

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