Karsten Helber resigns as Chairman of the Supervisory Board for personal reasons - Thomas M. Reimann assumes responsibility
The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of König + Neurath AG, Karsten Helber, today informed the Management Board, the shareholder family and the Supervisory Board members that he will be resigning from his position on the Supervisory Board for personal reasons. Karsten Helber took over as Chairman of the Supervisory Board in January 2021 in challenging times and successfully helped shape the economic and strategic transformation process during this period.
"It has been a pleasure to serve the company with passion as Chairman of the Supervisory Board and to actively support the process of change that has been initiated. I am pleased that my work has contributed to the successful development of König + Neurath AG and I am sure that the management and employees will be able to develop the company dynamically for the benefit of all. As my role as Chairman of the Supervisory Board was planned for the transformation phase anyway, and as my entrepreneurial activities require my full attention and commitment, I have asked the shareholder family to release me from my responsibilities early," said Karsten Helber.
His decision to step down has been taken in agreement with the shareholder family. The family would like to thank Karsten Helber for his commitment and dedication to the company and wishes him every success and all the best in his own entrepreneurial endeavours.
The shareholder family is pleased to have been able to appoint Thomas Reimann as Mr Helber's successor. The experienced CEO of ALEA AG has been personally known to the shareholder family for many years and has close business ties. Thomas M. Reimann has repeatedly demonstrated his expertise and diverse skills over decades of successful activity. Last year, he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his many voluntary commitments.
"It is a great pleasure for me to take over from Mr Helber and to lead the company into the future together with the Management Board, the members of the Supervisory Board and the shareholder family," said Thomas M. Reimann. His close ties to the region and his long-standing relationship of trust with the König family will play a key role in preserving the values and traditions of the family business while developing innovative strategies for the future. "I firmly believe that by working closely together and sharing a common vision, we can move the company forward," says Reimann.
Marc W. Lorch, CEO of König + Neurath AG: "On behalf of the Executive Board and all employees of König + Neurath, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Karsten Helber for his many years of dedicated service to the company. Mr Helber has always been a valuable personal advisor to the Executive Board. Over the past few years, he has made a significant contribution to König + Neurath being able to set the right strategic course.“
We are very much looking forward to working with Mr Thomas M. Reimann. With his many years of experience, he will be an excellent successor to Mr Helber and will continue to lead the company into the future together with us.