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New supervisory board chairman


On May 22nd, the supervisory board of Koenig & Bauer AG elected Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raimund Klinkner as its new chairman. He takes over from Dr. Martin Hoyos, who is stepping down for age reasons. P Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raimund Klinkner (54) has assumed his new role with immediate effect.


Raimund Klinkner studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich and subsequently received a doctorate from Dresden University of Technology. He then held various positions in logistics planning and plant control at Porsche. After moving to Gildemeister, he was deputy CEO responsible for production and logistics, before becoming chief executive officer at Knorr-Bremse. Since 2012, he is managing partner of Institute for Management Excellence GmbH.

“With Raimund Klinkner, we have gained a supervisory board chairman whose comprehensive knowledge in the fields of logistics and production is certain to prove invaluable for the work of the board,” said Claus Bolza-Schünemann, president and CEO of Koenig & Bauer AG.

“I am very honoured to have been elected to the position of supervisory board chairman. Over its more than 200-year history, Koenig & Bauer has continually set the standards for the print industry. Digital transformation is now an enormous opportunity for the whole group – with new challenges which I look forward to tackling together with the supervisory board, the management board and indeed all employees of the company,” said a visibly delighted Prof. Klinkner after his election as new chairman of the supervisory board.

Foresight and patience on the road to successful restructuring

“Speaking on behalf of the management board and the whole workforce of Koenig & Bauer, I would like to thank Martin Hoyos for his very successful work as chairman of the supervisory board of Koenig & Bauer AG,” said Claus Bolza-Schünemann in his laudatory speech for the departing chairman. When Martin Hoyos took up the post, the Koenig & Bauer Group was in the middle of a comprehensive restructuring programme. His five-year term saw decisive changes implemented at all the company’s locations. At the same time, the oldest printing press manufacturer in the world has entered new markets with new products. The acquisitions of companies such as Iberica, Duran and All-Print have enabled consistent expansion of the group portfolio, while the joint venture Koenig & Bauer Durst sets the course for developments in digital print.

Claus Bolza-Schünemann: “With foresight, patience, perseverance and boundless interest, also for the tiniest details, Martin Hoyos lent intensive support to the company. In the year of his departure, the group is looking back over the most successful business year in its history – there could hardly be a more satisfying moment to say farewell.”

sbr / 05/24/2019