In a year-long transition “designed to provide smooth continuity and maintain strong growth and partnerships with its customers,” Koenig & Bauer has announced that Kilian Renschler, its current Executive Vice President of Sales, has been named the OEM’s new CEO and President (Canada and USA). After 11 years at the helm of Koenig & Bauer here and in the U.S., Mark Hischar will be officially retiring as of December 31, 2020. Renschler has more than 30 years of experience in all facets of sales, management and service in the printing and the graphic communications industries.
“Kilian takes the reins at a time of strong, sustained performance, and we believe he’s demonstrated the ability to continue Mark’s innovative vision and impressive holistic management style,” said Claus Bolza-Schünemann, CEO of the Koenig & Bauer Group. “As a seasoned executive, he has the perfect mix of skills and experience to drive the company’s continued success and lead us forward delivering strong financial and operational results, business development, and most important of all, providing the industry’s best customer experience.”