Changes to the Management Board of centrotherm photovoltaics AG

Blaubeuren, 17.02.2014

  • Florian von Gropper appointed as Chief Financial Officer
  • Tobias Hoefer steps down from Management Board

The Supervisory Board of centrotherm photovoltaics AG is restructuring its Management Board, and has appointed Florian von Gropper to be Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Following the successful reorganization of the company in 2012 and 2013, Tobias Hoefer is to step down from the Management Board, as planned, as of February 17, 2014. The Management Board post of Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) that he has held to date will be assumed by CEO Jan von Schuckmann, who will continue with the restructuring activities that are underway.

"Since his appointment in July 2012, Tobias Hoefer has restructured centrotherm jointly with his Management Board colleagues, repositioning it with a reorganization plan that is beneficial to all involved. We would like to extend our very special thanks to him for this work," emphasizes Supervisory Board Chairman Tobias Wahl.

About centrotherm photovoltaics AG

centrotherm has been developing and realizing innovative thermal solutions for over 50 years. As a leading and globally operating technology group, we offer production solutions for the photovoltaic, semiconductor and microelectronic industries.

The continuous further development of our successful solutions in thermal processing and coating, such as for manufacturing crystalline solar cells and power semiconductors, form the basis for our successful partnerships with industry, research and development.

Our customers worldwide appreciate our production systems' process stability, scalability and availability in mass production. Above and beyond this, our work is distinguished by the fact that we create high-end process technology solutions which are specific for our customers and tailored to their requirements, and the fact that we are outstanding in system building.

We jointly confront the daily challenges of setting new trends, maximizing the efficiency of producing, for example, solar cells and semiconductors, and, coupled with our long machine durations, of securing investments.

In this way, we generate valuable competitive advantages for our customers through targeted innovations to processes and production solutions.

Our around 800 staff worldwide are committed to the further development of high-tech solutions for key markets.

centrotherm photovoltaics AG
Johannes-Schmid-Str. 8
89143 Blaubeuren
German Securities Identification Number (WKN): A1TNMM (bearer shares); A1TNMN (unlisted shares from the non-cash capital increase)
ISIN: DE000A1TNMM9 (bearer shares); DE000A1TNMN7 (unlisted shares from the non-cash capital increase)
Admitted to the Regulated Market/General Standard, Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Corporate domicile: Germany


Nathalie Albrecht
Manager Public & Investor Relations
Tel: +49 7344 918-6304