The Heidelberg Management Board has appointed Hofer's predecessor,
Bernd Lang (64), to lead the team negotiating personnel changes
linked to the cost-cutting measures announced at the end of October
2008. Once these negotiations have been completed, Mr. Lang will
Bernd Lang joined the company in 1976 and has since held
senior positions in the personnel section at Heidelberg, including
Head of Personnel for Heidelberg as a whole, a position that he
held for over 20 years. In this role, he shaped the personnel
section to match the needs of an international mechanical
engineering company and global market leader, and oversaw the
successful introduction of structures and tools that are essential
to modern personnel management. In recent years, Lang oversaw the
introduction of the new framework wage agreement and the conclusion
of two agreements for safeguarding the future of Heidelberg that
were signed by the company, the workforce and labor unions. Lang is
also an Honorary Judge at the German Federal Labor Court in Erfurt.
"We would like to thank Bernd Lang for the many years of
committed and successful service he has given our company. His
well-balanced personnel management skills helped to lay the
groundwork for the growth that Heidelberg has enjoyed over the past
three decades," stated Bernhard Schreier, Chief Executive
Officer of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.
Klaus Hofer has been appointed new Head of Personnel at
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.
Mr Hofer's predecessor, Bernd Lang, represents the
Management Board as Head of the Team negotiating the personnel
changes related to cost-cutting measures.
For further information for journalists, please contact:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 92 50 77