06/18/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/17/2018 23:43
Luebeck, June 18, 2018 - The Supervisory Board of SLM Solutions Group AG ('Company' or 'SLM Solutions') announces that Dr. Gereon Heinemann will join the Management Board of SLM Solutions as Chief Technology Officer with effect from August 01, 2018. Dr. Heinemann will take over responsibility for the departments Supply Chain/Production, Research & Development, Program-Management as well as Innovation-Management/Intellectual Property and will therefore be in charge for the further technological development of SLM Solutions. The contract is signed for a period till July 31, 2021. Within the last years Dr. Heinemann was working in leading positions in the machinery industry, among others as CTO for Fritz Studer AG, a company belonging to the Körber Group, and since March of 2016 as CEO of the Irpd AG, a joint venture between the United Grinding Group (Körber Group) and inspire AG/University ETH Zuerich. Irpd AG is a service provider within the field of additive manufacturing and is doing research in the field of selective laser melting for the Körber Group. 'We are happy that we could win a highly experienced successor to the position of Mr. Schöneborn, who will leave the company at the 30th of June and are looking forward to working together with Dr. Heinemann' says Hans-Joachim Ihde, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Company.
Henner Schöneborn, CTO till June 30 will be available for the company, beyond June 30, as a consultant. Henner Schöneborn: 'Thus, a detailed briefing of my successor is ensured'.
Lübeck-based SLM Solutions Group AG is a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology. The company's shares are traded in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The stock has been listed in the TecDAX index since March 21, 2016. SLM Solutions focuses on the development, assembly and sale of machines and integrated system solutions in the field of selective laser melting. SLM Solutions currently employs over 380 members of staff in Germany, Austria, France, Italy, the USA, Singapore, Russia, India and China. The products are utilised worldwide by customers in particular from the aerospace, energy, healthcare and automotive industries.