Nabaltec AG: Management Board Expanded from the Company’s Own Ranks
A third member was added to the Management Board and the two new members were appointed to five-year terms by the Supervisory Board on 1 January 2017. Alongside Johannes Heckmann, who will serve as Management Board Chairman and CEO, Günther Spitzer will be responsible for Finance/Controlling and for Administration/HR as the new CFO and Dr Michael Klimes, as COO, will be responsible for Production and Sales, as well as for R&D/Technical Service.
After undergoing training as an industrial clerk, Günther Spitzer began his professional career in 1985 with VAW aluminium AG, at the Schwandorf/DE plant. He has been in charge of Nabaltec AG’s finance department since 2009, where he was responsible e.g. for optimizing Nabaltec’s financing structure. After completing his studies in chemistry at the Darmstadt University of Technology/DE and his graduate work and doctorate at the German Institute for Polymers in Darmstadt, Dr Michael Klimes went to work for VAW aluminium AG in 1992, in the Speciality Alumina division, where he was responsible in particular for sales of APYRAL® in Central Europe. Dr Michael Klimes has served as the head of the business division Functional Fillers since 2007.
Outgoing Management Board member Gerhard Witzany and his family will continue to have a close relationship with the company as major shareholders. Joining Nabaltec AG in 1994, Gerhard Witzany managed the company from 1994 to 2016 together with Johannes Heckmann. To date, Nabaltec AG has developed into an innovative chemicals company which has been able to establish itself in highly specialized markets worldwide through steady R+D work. Gerhard Witzany will be a candidate for election to Nabaltec AG’s Supervisory Board at the upcoming 2017 Annual General Meeting.