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STEMMER IMAGING AG: Change at the top

21 Feb 2019

On 1 March 2019, Arne Dehn will take over the postion of CEO STEMMER IMAGING AG from current CEO Christof Zollitsch. Together with the proven Executive Board team of Martin Kersting (CTO) and Lars Böhrnsen (CFO), new CEO Arne Dehn will lead technology provider STEMMER IMAGING into the future. Christof Zollitsch will resign from the Executive Board at his own request.

Arne Dehn takes over the management of the successful machine vision technology provider on 1 March 2019. STEMMER IMAGING has experienced considerable growth in recent years. Christof Zollitsch and his team have built a company with a solid foundation, an outstanding culture and the resources for continuous growth. “Managing the next chapter in the company's history is a great pleasure and motivation for me," emphasises the new CEO Arne Dehn.

Arne Dehn has over 20 years of international management experience in listed technology companies, most recently as a member of the Executive Board of the TKH Group NV technology group which, among other things, develops and distributes machine vision systems and solutions.

Outgoing CEO Christof Zollitsch is confident that the current growth strategy based on innovative and reliable machine vision products and services and the healthy corporate culture will be the key factor for continued success in the future. "I know that the company is in good hands with Arne Dehn. I wish him and all employees all the best, continued success, and that our more than 4,000 customers in Europe place the same trust in Arne Dehn that I personally enjoyed during my tenure as managing director or CEO.”

CEO Arne Dehn will be responsible for corporate strategy and development, M&A, sales, marketing, purchasing and HR. Christof Zollitsch will contribute his experience and expertise as a stategic consultant and will remain closely associated with the company.

Looking to the future with tradition behind us

With handing over the baton, another tradition is continued: Arne Dehn celebrates his birthday on the same day as company founder Wilhelm Stemmer. Wilhelm Stemmer who retired from the company in 2017 after more than 40 years is satisfied with the succession arrangement: "STEMMER IMAGING is an extremely innovative and modern company with traditional values. I am pleased that we were able to recruit such an experienced expert for the company management.”