Hoffmann becomes a European Company
Hoffmann, a leading system partner for quality tools, has become a European Company, Societas Europaea (SE), with effect from 7th December 2017. As part of the transition, and to support its strategic transformation, changes to the board of executive directors have been approved.
The supervisory board of Hoffmann SE has appointed Annette Stieve to the board of executive directors of Hoffmann SE, effective 1st January 2018. Annette Stieve will be responsible for finance & general services. Annette Stieve comes from French company Faurecia, an international leading automotive supplier where she was managing director of the German subsidiary.
The supervisory board of Hoffmann SE has also appointed Borries Schüler to the board of executive directors, also with effect from 1st January 2018. Borries Schüler will be responsible for strategic product management and has been working with Hoffmann since 2002, leading the company’s biggest product segments in that time.
In another change, also with effect from 1st January 2018, Siegfried Neher will assume responsibility for the new executive board function human resources (HR) & strategic transformation. Siegfried Neher has been with Hoffmann since 1997 and has led different areas of responsibility in the past.
Dr. Robert Blackburn, chairman of the board of executive directors & CEO of Hoffmann SE, says: ‘’These new appointments to the board of executive directors put us in an ideal position to master the challenges ahead in light of our strategic transformation.
‘’With Annette Stieve, we have won a strategically minded finance expert with a wealth of international experience and the all-around ability to propel our finance department to new heights. Siegfried Neher and Borries Schüler stand for in-depth knowledge and deep market expertise. They will shape our company’s culture for many years.“