Source: Knorr-Bremse announcement
MUNICH – Bernd Eulitz, Chairman of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG, resigned from the company effective August 31, 2020. This mutual decision was certified unanimously by the Supervisory Board August 12th.
The Supervisory Board has initiated the search for a successor. The Supervisory Board asked the remaining members of the Executive Board, Dr. Peter Laier, Frank Markus Weber and Dr. Jürgen Wilder, to take over the responsibilities of Eulitz for the transitional period.
Eulitz leaves the company after only 10 months. The reason for the resignation is due to profound differences of opinion within leadership and the active shaping of strategic corporate development. This has also led to a growing strain on the relationship between Eulitz and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board and made it impossible to continue the cooperation.
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The departure of Eulitz has no connection with the performance and successful corporate development of Knorr-Bremse AG. On July 16, 2020, the company announced that it would be able to finish the second quarter of 2020 exceeding capital market estimates. The outlook for fiscal year 2020 also underpins the positive business development of the company despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are now looking for an entrepreneurial personality who will continue to lead successfully Knorr-Bremse with its convincing corporate strategy and above average performance together with the other board members,” said Prof. Dr. Klaus Mangold, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Knorr-Bremse AG. “We expect the initiated talks about the succession to be concluded in the coming weeks.”
Knorr-Bremse (ISIN: DE000KBX1006, Ticker symbol: KBX) is a global market leader for braking and other rail and commercial vehicle systems. Knorr-Bremse’s products make a decisive contribution to greater safety and energy efficiency on rail tracks and roads around the world. About 29,000 employees at over 100 sites in more than 30 countries use their competence and motivation to satisfy customers worldwide with products and services. In 2019, Knorr-Bremse’s two divisions together generated revenues of €6.9 billion (IFRS). For more than 115 years the company has been the industry innovator, driving innovation in mobility and transportation technologies with an edge in connected system solutions. Knorr-Bremse is one of Germany’s most successful industrial companies and profits from the key global megatrends: Urbanization, sustainability, digitalization and mobility.