Stihl AG Announces Executive Board Changes

The Stihl AG executive board chairman was appointed for another term of five years. Other decisions on filling future executive board positions were also announced.

At its meeting on March 30, 2011, the supervisory board of Stihl AG announced a number of decisions on filling future executive board positions.

The chairman of the executive board of Stihl AG, Dr. Bertram Kandziora, was re-appointed for another five-year term effective February 1, 2012. Dr. Kandziora has been a member of the board since February 2002, and is also responsible for production and materials.

Board members Dr. Klaus Detlefsen and Jürgen Steinhauser will be retiring from the company when their terms of office come to an end on April 30, 2012 and June 30, 2012 respectively. Business economist Karl Angler (54) will replace Dr. Detlefsen in finance and comptrolling, and industrial engineer Norbert Pick (53) will take over from Mr. Steinhauser in marketing and sales.

Mr. Angler has served as the vice president of finance for the U.S. subsidiary Stihl Inc. since 2002. He will arrive at the Stihl Group headquarters in Waiblingen Germany on April 1, 2012 and assume his new duties on May 1, 2012.

“This illustrates Stihl’s long range vision on succession planning and continuity,” said Stihl Inc. president Fred Whyte. “Karl Angler has played a vital role in Stihl’s success here in the U.S., and we wish him all the best in his new position.”

Mr. Pick is presently the general manager of Stihl Vertriebszentrale AG and Co, KG in Dieburg Germany and assumes the marketing and sales position on July 1, 2012.

“Norbert Pick is also an outstanding choice in the Sales and Marketing position,” Whyte added. “He has successfully led the Stihl Dieburg company for several years and is intimately acquainted with both Stihl products and our unique Stihl ‘culture’.”

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