Turgi, Switzerland, June 30, 2017. Ampegon continually strives to meet the requirements of new markets and applications through developments to our innovative technology while also improving the company's competitiveness. Recent market conditions and the intense competition from abroad mean that, once again, Ampegon must change with the times to maintain our market-leading position.
Having identified these new pressures, Ampegon is pro-actively changing its organization for the future as follows:
Joachim Markus is stepping down as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ampegon Group on June 30, 2017. This position will be filled by Josef Troxler, effective July 1, 2017.
Josef Troxler leaves his post as Chief Executive Officer of Ampegon Group, and Managing Director of Ampegon AG, on June 30,2017. Mr. Troxler's commitment and tireless dedication to his function as CEO over the past few years has brought success to Ampegon. In his new function as Chairman of the Board of Directors he will continue to actively support the Ampegon Group and provide greater strategic leadership.
As well as being Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Troxler will continue in his current role as Managing Director of Ampegon Antenna Systems GmbH.
Dieter Schäufler will be appointed as new Chief Executive Officer of the Ampegon Group and Managing Director of Ampegon AG on July 1, 2017. Mr. Schäufler has been with the company for 2 years, successfully managing the day-to-day operation of Ampegon PPT GmbH in Dortmund. In addition to his new function, he will continue to lead the management of Ampegon PPT GmbH.
We wish Mr. Schäufler every success and foresight with a steady hand whilst managing the Ampegon Group.