Multivac has announced that its CEO of 18 years, Hans-Joachim Boekstegers, will step down from his role on 1 January 2020, with two of his director colleagues taking over his position.
Effective from 1 January 2020, current Multivac CFO Christian Traumann and current CTO/COO Guido Spix will take up dual leadership of the Multivac Group. Traumann will assume responsibility for sales and finance, while Spix will become responsible for technology and production.
Christian Traumann joined Multivac as the company’s commercial head in 2002, and was appointed as director and CFO of the group in August 2008. Meanwhile, Guido Spix joined the company as a director in March 2009, and was appointed as the company’s CTO/COO shortly afterwards.
Boekstegers joined the Multivac Group as CEO on 1 April 2001, and a statement from the company claims that he was responsible for the systematic expansion of the company’s product portfolio and sales and service network.
During his time as CEO, the company’s turnover more than quadrupled, reaching some €1.1 billion at the end of 2018, and the number of employees at the company rose from 1,600 to around 5,900.
In order to ensure that there is continuity in Mutivac’s strategic direction, the company has implemented am extended planning phase for the transfer of responsibilities to Traumann and Spix. Boekstegers will continue until the end of the year to guide the process.
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