Herma’s managing director and head of Self-adhesive Materials division, Thomas Baumgärtner is retiring on 1 March 2021, to be replaced by Guido Spachtholz.

Chief executive Sven Schneller, said, ‘He will be taking over from his predecessor a division that is in great shape after 16 years of growth and success, and recognised in the industry as a highly efficient innovation leader. Apart from Dr Baumgärtner’s track record, working together in such a tremendous spirit of trust has been an absolute pleasure and enabled us not only to achieve extremely ambitious goals, but also to overcome the economic challenges that arose during the period of our collaboration.’ Dr Spachtholz will start to familiarise himself with his new roles in Filderstadt, where further major expansion work was recently completed, in January.

Dr Baumgärtner assumed responsibility for the Self-adhesive Materials division when he joined Herma as managing director in 2005. ‘His achievement in fulfilling this objective is still proving invaluable in propelling the entire company forwards,’ insisted Fritz-Jürgen Heckmann, chairman of the Herma advisory board. He added, ‘Herma’s shareholders and the advisory board are exceedingly grateful to Dr. Baumgärtner both for his highly successful directorship and for setting lasting technological benchmarks and efficiency standards.’