Wednesday, 29 January 2020
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Wittur: Change in senior management

Following the acquisition of Sematic Group, the integration and the future strategic development of the Wittur Group will be overseen by a new management board. In February Frank Schulkes, former CFO and Executive Vice President of GE Healthcare, was appointed as new CFO of the Wittur Group.


Daniel Wiest has resigned from his current role, to pursue other opportunities. To ensure a smooth transition, Mr. Wiest will remain associated with the Group in an advisory capacity.

CFO at GE Healthcare for eight years

Mr. Schulkes worked for General Electric for over 25 years. Before joining Wittur, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President at GE Healthcare, a division of General Electric Co. USA, for eight years. GE Healthcare is a global leader in medical technologies, life sciences and services, which generates USD 18+ billion in orders and employs over 50,000 people worldwide.

Prior to that, Mr. Schulkes held a wide range of roles of increasing responsibility in GE Plastics, GE’s Global Corporate Headquarters and GE Healthcare including Medical Systems’ Vice President and CFO for regions including Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Smooth integration

Walter Rohregger, CEO of the Wittur Group, has decided in close coordination with the Supervisory Board to resign from his current role to pursue other opportunities. The Supervisory Board has already initiated the search for a new CEO.

In the meantime, a CEO Office has been appointed to ensure maximum operational continuity and a smooth integration of the Sematic Group throughout the senior management transition. Mr. Frank Schulkes, Wittur Group’s new CFO, and Mr. Sergio Biglino, Wittur’s Executive Vice President for Asia Pacific, Marketing, and Key Accounts Management, and a subset of senior managers will jointly lead the CEO Office, until the Group’s Supervisory Board has completed the appointment of Mr. Rohregger’s successor.

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