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Stefan Kirschke was named the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Körber AG, effective December 14, 2017.

Stefan Kirschke succeeds Harald Vogelsang as Group CFO. Vogelsang left the Group on December 14, 2017, by mutual agreement. The Supervisory Board of Körber AG formally adopted this change at its meeting on December 14, 2017.

The Supervisory Board of Körber AG thus fulfilled Vogelsang’s request for a premature release from his current contract, due to personal reasons.

Stefan KirschkeStefan KirschkeRichard Bauer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Körber AG: “We are pleased that with Stefan Kirschke we were able to appoint an experienced internal finance expert to quickly fill this extremely important role within the Group. Mr. Kirschke was substantially involved in the realignment and the strong growth of the Business Area Körber Tissue in recent years. Thanks to his extensive expertise and his detailed knowledge and many years of reliable collaboration with all Business Areas, in his new role he will successfully continue the growth course of the Group together with the other members of the Group Executive Board. On behalf of the Supervisory Board, I would like to thank Mr. Vogelsang for the work he has done.”

Over the last few years, Stefan Kirschke has held various leadership positions within the Körber Group. Most recently he served as CFO in the Business Area Körber Tissue. Prior to joining Körber, Kirschke worked at the auditing firm Ernst & Young and held various management positions in the field of strategic brand consulting. Stefan Kirschke has a degree in Business Management from the University of Münster.

Successor to Stefan Kirschke in the role of CEO of the Business Area Körber Tissue will be Oswaldo Cruz. Cruz joined Fabio Perini Brazil in 1994 as a Sales Manager, and was appointed as Managing Director there in 2007.

Dineo Silverio, currently Head of Sales and Customer Service with Fabio Perini Brazil, was already appointed as the successor to Oswaldo Cruz as Managing Director of the company with effect on January 1, 2018.

Together with Oswaldo Cruz, Markus Fröhlich (CFO) and Dr. Luca Frasnetti (CTO and COO as dual responsibility) will form the new management team for the Business Area Körber Tissue.

Oswaldo CruzOswaldo CruzMarkus Fröhlich currently serves as Director of Administration & Controlling at Fabio Perini. After earning his Master of Engineering Management degree, he began his career at Kugler-Womako, a company in the group’s former paper division. In 2011, Fröhlich became an investment controller at the former Körber Process Solutions. During this time, he also took part in the Körber Finance Program. As part of this program, he worked on projects at Fabio Perini Brazil before moving to Fabio Perini in Lucca in 2015.

Dr. Luca Frasnetti currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Fabio Perini in Lucca. He holds a doctorate in Electrical Engineering and has been with the Körber Group since 2014. Earlier in his career, he served as a Global Electronic Technology Leader at Whirlpool Italy and most recently as Head of Technology and R&D at the Italian subsidiary of the Candy Hoover Group.

“I’m really pleased that our long-term succession and development planning has enabled us to appoint internal experts to fill these critical positions in the Business Area Körber Tissue. With their know-how and deep understanding of this special market, we are in the best possible position for additional growth in this business division. I wish the new management team every conceivable success!” said Stefan Kirschke.

About Körber Tissue

The Business Area Körber Tissue, which includes the brands Fabio Perini, Casmatic and MTC, is synonymous with innovation, state-of-the-art technologies, end-to-end solutions for processing and packaging machinery for toilet paper, folded tissue and paper towels. Cutting-edge offerings and a systematic customer orientation make the Business Area the technology and market leader in the sector.

About Körber

Körber AG is the holding company for an international technology group with approx. 11,500 employees around the world. The Group comprises leading-edge technology companies and more than 130 production, service, and sales entities.

At locations around the globe, Körber combines the benefits of a globally-present organization with the strengths of highly-specialized, flexible, medium-sized enterprises that offer their customers solutions, products, and services in the Business Areas of Automation, Logistics Systems, Machine Tools,

Pharma Systems, Tissue, Tobacco, Corporate Ventures and in the near future Digital Solutions.

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Monday, 16 October 2017 08:52

New Management Team for Körber Tissue

Stefan Kirschke will take over as CEO of Körber Tissue, a Business Area of the international technology group Körber. In his new role, he will execute the functions of CEO and CFO as dual responsibility and will lead the Business Area together with Oswaldo Cruz, currently Managing Director of Fabio Perini Brazil. Kirschke succeeds Stefano Di Santo, who will become CEO of the newly established Körber Digital Unit, which is part of the Group's digital transformation process.

Stefan KirschkeStefan KirschkeStefan Kirschke holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and joined Körber in 1995. Since 2012, he has been CFO of Fabio Perini S.p.A., the leading company of the Business Area Körber Tissue, fostering the Business Area’s growth alongside with Stefano Di Santo. Together with Oswaldo Cruz, currently Managing Director at Fabio Perini Ltda., Brazil, he will form the Business Area Management team from January 1, 2018. In addition to his role within the Business Area Management team, Oswaldo Cruz will succeed Alessandro De Matteis as Managing Director of the company MTC, part of the Business Area Körber Tissue, as of April 1, 2018. Cruz joined Fabio Perini as Sales Executive in 1994 and became Managing Director of Fabio Perini Brazil in 2007.

"I am very happy that with Stefan Kirschke I hand over to an experienced colleague who is dedicated to the further growth of Körber Tissue. We have worked very closely together over the last years and I am sure that together with his team he will guarantee the continued success of the Business Area”, emphasizes Di Santo.

“I am excited about the opportunity to further shape the Business Area – especially in light of the impact of digitization and further internationalization in our market. In addition I am very much looking forward to welcoming Oswaldo Cruz in Lucca soon”, says Stefan Kirschke. “We surely won a manager with comprehensive know-how and years of experience for this important position. Together with Oswaldo, I will be focusing on making the most of our core competencies in order to continuously offer our customers cutting-edge products and solutions as well as first class services.”

Following Oswaldo Cruz, Dineo Silverio, currently Director Sales and Customer Service at Fabio Perini Brazil, will succeed Oswaldo Cruz as the company’s Managing Director as of January 1, 2018.

Based on his experience in successfully initiating the digital transformation within the Business Area Körber Tissue, Stefano Di Santo will continue his career within the Körber Group and seize the opportunity to establish Körber Digital. Körber Digital is a new Unit, which will drive the further digital development of the Group while at the same time working on new digital business models for the diverse markets the Group operates in.

About Körber Tissue

The Business Area Körber Tissue, which includes the brands Fabio Perini, Casmatic and MTC, is synonymous with innovation, state-of-the-art technologies, end-to-end solutions for processing and packaging machinery for toilet paper, folded tissue and paper towels. Cutting-edge offerings and a systematic customer orientation make the Business Area the technology and market leader in the sector.

About Körber

Körber AG is the holding company for an international technology group with approx. 11,500 employees around the world. The Group comprises leading-edge technology companies and more than 130 production, service, and sales entities. At locations around the globe, Körber combines the benefits of a globally-present organization with the strengths of highly- specialized, flexible, medium-sized enterprises that offer their customers solutions, products, and services in the Business Areas of Automation, Logistics Systems, Machine Tools, Pharma Systems, Tissue, Tobacco, Corporate Ventures and in the near future Digital Solutions.

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