Koenig & Bauer has announced what it calls a ‘strengthening’ of the positions of two of its key management board members, both of which become effective from the start of January 2024.

Dr Andreas Pleßke, who has hitherto been referred to as the spokesman for the management board, will now assume the title of chief executive officer. Dr Pleßke first joined the business’s management board in 2014. Meanwhile, Dr Stephen Kimmich, chief financial officer since 2020, now becomes deputy chief executive officer.

Koenig & Bauer said the responsibilities of the other members of the management board remain unchanged. They are Christoph Müller (Digital & Webfed segment), Ralf Sammeck (Sheetfed) and Michael Ulverich (chief operations officer).

Prof. Dr – Ing Raimund Klinkner, chairman of the company’s supervisory board, commented, ‘Dr Pleßke and Dr Kimmich have successfully guided the company with their colleagues over the past few years, some of which have not been easy, and have set a decisive course for the future. This decision will now strengthen both key positions and the roles of the two management board members.’