Heidelberg has confirmed that Ludwin Monz will serve as its next CEO. Mr Monz will succeed Rainer Hundsdörfer, taking the reins at the start of the new financial year on 1 April 2022.

Mr Monz, who has a doctorate in physics at the University of Mainz, has been a member of the management board of Carl Zeiss Meditec since 2007 and has been chairman of the board since 2010. He was also appointed to the group management board of Carl Zeiss in 2014.

Martin Sonnenschein, chairman of the supervisory board at Heidelberg, commented, ‘The supervisory board of Heidelberg would like to thank Rainer Hundsdörfer for his extraordinary commitment as CEO of the company. He has succeeded in steering the company successfully through the Covid-19 crisis, while at the same time setting the course for the company’s further strategic development and establishing new business such as e-mobility.’

Mr Hundsdörfer added, ‘These have been very challenging years here at Heidelberg. We successfully defied the pandemic and strategically realigned Heidelberg through our successful transformation. I am proud to be part of the Heidelberg family. I wish my successor Ludwin Monz a good start to the new financial year and continued success.’

Finally Mr Monz himself commented, ‘For me, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG is a flagship of German mechanical engineering. I see enormous potential for the future in the broad expertise of its employees, its widely branched global organization, and its long-established brand.’