New Supervisory Board and Executive Board for Viscom AG

  • Professor Dr. Michèle Morner takes over as chairwoman of the Supervisory Board
  • Volker Paper elected as member of the Supervisory Board
  • Carsten Salewski and Peter Krippner join the Group Executive Board
  • Dr. Martin Heuser and Dirk Schwingel continue to serve on the Executive Board 

Hanover, June 1, 2018 Nothing is as constant as change: the new appointments to the Supervisory Board and the Executive Board of Viscom AG take effect. After more than 34 years of corporate growth, Volker Pape, co-founder and previous Executive Board member responsible for Sales, Marketing and International Business, was elected to the Supervisory Board of Viscom AG by vote of the Annual General Meeting on May 30, 2018. Furthermore, in its constituent meeting today, the Supervisory Board appointed Professor Dr. Michèle Morner as the new chairwoman of the Supervisory Board. Professor Michèle Morner holds the Chair for Management, Personnel and Decision-Making in the Public Sector at the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer. She is also a member of the nominating committee of the Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel (FREP) in Berlin and a member of the Supervisory Board of KUKA AG in Augsburg.  

Professor Dr.-Ing. Ludger Overmeyer remains in his post as the third member of the Supervisory Board. As previously announced on March 5, 2018, to allow the Supervisory Board to make a fresh start, board members Bernd Hackmann and Klaus Friedland resigned from their posts with effect as of the closing of this year’s annual general meeting. “Viscom is a one-of-a-kind success story. With a strong entrepreneurial spirit and strategic vision, Volker Paper and Dr. Martin Heuser have turned Viscom into what it is today: a global leader for optical inspection systems with a strong presence on all international markets. With the new appointments to the Supervisory Board and the Executive Board, the founders have again showed their foresight and sense of responsibility toward the company,” comments Bernd Hackmann. 

With effect as of today, Carsten Salewski and Peter Krippner take up their new positions on the Executive Board. Together with the co-founder and board member for Corporate Development, Dr. Martin Heuser, and CFO Dirk Schwingel, they complete the new Executive Board. 

Carsten Salewski is an electrical engineer who joined Viscom in 1993. His previous responsibilities have included the IBV business section and he has been Managing Director of the US subsidiary headquartered in Atlanta since 2004. He is the Chairman of the IPC SMEMA Council within the IPC, a major US association for the electronics industry, and he has served as an honorary board member of the German American Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta since 2015. Carsten Salewski will take over responsibility for Sales, Marketing and International Business on the Executive Board. 

Peter Krippner is likewise an electrical engineer who joined Viscom in 1988. He took over as head of the software development in 1995, and assumed responsibility for projects and applications in the solder joint inspection section in 1998. In 2001, he was appointed head of the Serial Production (SP) business section, which he managed until yesterday. Peter Krippner will now take over executive responsibility for Operations. 

“Viscom AG’s strategy will continue to focus on profitable growth through innovation and technological leadership. In the future, we shall continue to dedicate ourselves to a clear, growth-oriented course. The basis of our success are our customers, whom we want to continue to inspire with innovative solutions, while boosting our acquisition of new customers, and first and foremost expanding our presence in future-oriented segments. With the new appointments to the Supervisory Board and the Executive Board, Viscom AG has established an excellent managerial basis to achieve our set goals and to continue along the path of corporate development,” summarizes Dr. Martin Heuser.   

About Viscom

Viscom AG develops, manufactures and sells high-quality inspection systems. The portfolio encompasses the complete range of optical and X-ray inspections. In the area of assembly inspection for electronics manufacturing, the company is among the leading suppliers worldwide. Viscom systems can be configured specifically to the customer and can be interlinked. The company headquarters and manufacturing location is in Hanover, Germany. With a wide network of branches, applications centers, service support points and representatives, Viscom is represented internationally. Founded in 1984, Viscom has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN: DE0007846867) since 2006. www.viscom.com. 

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