Dr. Martin Sonnenschein has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of German press manufacturer Heidelberg. He was chosen as a member of the Supervisory Board at the end of November and took over as its Chairman on December 1, 2019. “The election as Chairman of the Supervisory Board is an honour, but also a responsibility towards shareholders, customers and employees.” said Sonnenschein. “I wrote my thesis here 30 years ago. Today, Heidelberg is the global market and technology leader as a systems’ supplier to the printing industry. Now is the time to seize the opportunities offered by digitization, technological change and new customer requirements. The current economic situation is making it more difficult. The demands on expanding expertise, speed of change and innovation are high. Profitability must increase in order to have scope for the transformation that has begun and for new markets. With the Heidelberg spirit of the entire team, we’ll successfully shape these massive changes,” Sonnenschein added.
Rainer Hundsdörfer, CEO of Heidelberg, added: “Dr. Martin Sonnenschein has many years of comprehensive industrial expertise in the areas of strategy and transformation that are important to Heidelberg. He has successfully implemented growth projects around the world that have focused not only on important strategic decisions, but also on digitization and increasing profitability. Thanks to his management experience, he’ll play a valuable role for us.”