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Heidenheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 2010/03/05 - Voith Holding - Dr. Michael Rogowski is today relinquishing his offices as Chairman of the Shareholders’ Committee and the Supervisory Board of Voith AG. He will be succeeded by Dr. Manfred Bischoff. FSE: VO2A
Bischoff is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG and has been a member of the two Voith boards since 1999. The changeover takes place within the scope of the long-term corporate planning of the family-owned company Voith and was officially announced a year ago.
Dr. Rogowski Steps Down and Dr. Manfred Bischoff Takes Over as Chairman of the Shareholders’ Committee and Supervisory Board of Voith AG
After stepping down from his two offices, Dr. Michael Rogowski will assume the leadership of the Hanns Voith Foundation. The foundation was set up by the Hanns Voith family and supports projects in the areas education, research, culture and sport.
Dr. Manfred Bischoff (*1942) has been closely associated with Voith for many years. His industrial career began at Daimler-Benz in 1976. After various stations within the Group, among others as Head of the Finance Division and as CFO of Mercedes Benz do Brazil, he was appointed to the Management Board of Daimler Benz AG in 1995. In 2000, Dr. Bischoff became Chairman of EADS. Since April 2007 he has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG.
Dr. Rogowski began his career at Voith in 1974 as Head of Human Resources and Social Services. Only four years later, in 1978, he was appointed Executive Vice President. From 1982 until 1992 he was in charge of the Group Division Power Transmission. In 1986 Dr. Rogowski became Spokesman of the Board of J. M. Voith GmbH, followed by a promotion to Chairman of the Management Board in 1992. In April 2000 he was appointed Chairman of the Shareholders’ Committee and the Supervisory Board of Voith AG.
The name Michael Rogowski is inseparably linked with the development of the Voith Group into a global player in the machine building and plant engineering sector. While he was in office, significant steps towards internationalization were taken. Groundbreaking acquisitions and the consistent further development of the corporate portfolio fall under his tenure. The ultimate goal during his 36 years of service for Voith was to retain the independence of the family-owned company and to secure it for the next generations.
Voith (voith.com) is setting standards in the markets paper, energy, mobility and service. Founded in January 1867, with approximately 39,000 employees, a turnover of EURO 5.1 billion and over 280 locations world-wide, Voith is today one of Europe’s large family-owned companies.