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Change of management at Franke Industries

Stefan Mecker appointed new managing director

After 24 years at Franke Industries, including 14 years as managing director, Markus Hodel will resign from the management of Franke Industries as of April 1, 2024. His successor will be Stefan Mecker, former managing director of Verwo CZ s.r.o., a Czech subsidiary of Verwo AG.

Photo: Markus Hodel (left) and Stefan Mecker (right)

With Stefan Mecker as the new Managing Director of Franke Industries, a suitable successor to Markus Hodel was found at an early stage. The 63-year-old has decided to resign as Managing Director of Franke Industries as of April 1, 2024, but will continue to manage special projects. Markus Hodel joined the manufacturer of hot gas path components for industrial gas turbines and engines for the space and aerospace industry 24 years ago as a sales engineer and has been its managing director for the past 14 years. His successor is currently Managing Director of the Czech company Verwo CZ s.r.o. in Letiny. The company is part of Verwo AG and is a system provider for technologically complex industrial products and assemblies.

42-year-old Stefan Mecker is looking back on over 20 years of experience in the production and supply chain environment as well as in project management and engineering. He started his career at ABB, where he held various positions for 16 years. Stefan Mecker is a federally certified machine mechanic and design engineer HF. Moreover, he completed a postgraduate course in "Executive in Business" at the ABB School of Engineering.

'I am very much looking forward to getting to know the entire Franke Industries team and all business partners and to continuing the Franke Industries success story together with them', says Stefan Mecker.

'With this appointment, we have succeeded in gaining a highly qualified and very motivated managing director for our company. Stefan Mecker also stands out as a team and solution-oriented leader. We are already looking forward to working with him', says Martin Wyser, chairman of the board of directors of Franke Industrie AG, on the succession. 'In Markus Hodel, we are losing a management personality who has successfully led Franke Industries with foresight and great dedication over the years. He has built up and developed important customer relationships and contributed significantly to the strategic focus on our current core competencies and the one-stop-shop approach. For this and for his tireless commitment and great loyalty, we would like to thank him - we are delighted that he will continue to support us in special projects.'

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