Klinkner is new Supervisory Board Chairman at KBA

Dr. Raimund Klinkner.

The Supervisory Board of Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) has elected Dr. Raimund Klinkner as its new Chairman. He takes over from Dr. Martin Hoyos, who’s stepping down for personal reasons. Klinkner, 54, studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich and later received his Doctorate from Dresden University of Technology. He subsequently held various positions in logistics planning and plant control at Porsche. He then moved to Gildemeister, where he was deputy CEO responsible for production and logistics, before becoming CEO at Knorr-Bremse. Since 2012, he was managing partner of the Institute for Management Excellence GmbH. “I’m very honoured to have been elected to the position of Supervisory Board Chairman,” Klinkner added. “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.”

Claus Bolza-Schünemann.

“With Raimund, we’ve 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. “Speaking on behalf of the Management Board and the entire workforce of Koenig & Bauer, I would like to thank Dr. Martin Hoyos for his very successful work as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. When he took up the post, the Koenig & Bauer Group was in the middle of a comprehensive restructuring program. His 5-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. With foresight, patience, perseverance and boundless interest, Martin 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.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.