Andritz AG appoints Joachim Schönbeck as new President and CEO
August 4, 2021
At the end of the Annual General Meeting deciding on the discharge for the 2021 business year (scheduled for April 12, 2022), Wolfgang Leitner will end his functions on the Andritz AG Executive Board - after 34 years of successful work there, thereof 27 years as President and CEO.
Consistent with the regulations of the Austrian Stock Corporation Act (exception to the cooling-off rule), it is planned to propose Wolfgang Leitner for election to the Supervisory Board of Andritz AG at the upcoming ordinary Annual General Meeting 2022.
As from April 2022, the new President and CEO of Andritz AG will be Joachim Schönbeck, who has been a member of the Andritz AG Executive Board since October 2014. During this period, Joachim Schönbeck made a substantial contribution towards the very successful development of the Pulp & Paper Capital Systems and the Metals Processing segments for which he has been responsible. Joachim Schönbeck will also continue to be responsible for the Pulp & Paper Capital Systems segment in his new function.
International technology group Andritz offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting.