MAINZ, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Supervisory Board of SCHOTT AG unanimously appointed Dr. Frank Heinricht to the position of its new Chairman of the Board of Management in its meeting on February 27, 2013. Heinricht (50) is currently Chairman of the Board of Management of Heraeus Holding GmbH. He completed a degree in physics and a doctorate in engineering at the Technical University of Berlin and began his professional career at TEMIC Semiconductors. After holding positions as General Manager and Chairman of the Integrated Circuits Division, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of TEMIC Semiconductor Group in 1998. In 2003, Heinricht joined Heraeus Holding GmbH as Member of the Board of Management. He was appointed Chairman of the Board and Labor Director in 2008.
Dr. Dieter Kurz, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SCHOTT AG, commented after the meeting, “We are pleased that we were able to recruit Dr. Heinricht, an outstanding manager, as the new Chairman of the Board of Management. His experience in managing a company with a complex portfolio makes him ideally suited to lead SCHOTT. He has a proven track record in expanding the market presence of a global company, particularly in Asia. We are confident that the necessary reorientation at SCHOTT is in excellent hands with him.”
Heinricht will take office on June 1, 2013.
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, pharmaceuticals, electronics, optics, solar power, 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 its 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 35 different countries. Its workforce of around 16,000 employees generated worldwide sales of approximately 2 billion euros for the 2011/2012 fiscal year. SCHOTT AG, with its headquarters in Mainz, Germany, is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.