Balda AG / Key word(s): Change of Personnel/Miscellaneous
Dirk Eichelberger is leaving Balda AG, Rainer Mohr to succeed
– Sole member of the Board of Directors Dr. Dirk Eichelberger resigns
with effect as of the end of the annual shareholder meeting on 3 July
– Supervisory Board expresses its appreciation of Dr. Eichelberger having
reached main targets
– Rainer Mohr, previously Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Sovello AG,
will succeed as CFO and for the time being as sole member of the Board
Bad Oeynhausen, 12 June 2009. – Dr. Dirk Eichelberger (45), since 1
November 2007 Chief Financial Officer and since 1 January 2009 sole member
of the Board of Directors of Balda AG, listed in the Prime Standard of the
Frankfurt Stock Exchange, is leaving the mobile phone supplier effective 3
July 2009 at the end of the annual general meeting.
Eichelberger resigns from Balda AG by mutual agreement against the
background of the realignment of the Balda AG bodies.
The Supervisory Board makes a point in expressing its appreciation for the
targets Dr. Eichelberger reached. Under his leadership a profitable
quarterly result on group level was achieved for the first time in more
than two years. ‘Dr. Eichelberger stands for successful restructuring
measures and for the strategic realignment of the group’, declared Richard
Roy, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Balda AG. The Supervisory Board
wishes Dr. Eichelberger all the best for his future endeavours.
Rainer Mohr (51), previously Chief Financial Officer of Sovello AG
(formerly EverQ GmbH), producing solar modules in Bitterfeld-Wolfen,
Saxony-Anhalt, will follow as Chief Financial Officer and for the time
being as sole member of the Board of Directors as of 7 July 2009.
Before joining Sovello AG as CFO Rainer Mohr, holding a degree in business
management, had positions in leading roles in a variety of internationally
operating industrial companies, among others the Babcock Group. ‘By his
appointment and speedy adjustment to the new job an orderly transition
within the Board of Directors is assured’, Richard Roy emphasized.
Company profile Balda AG
The Balda Group develops and produces highly integrated devices comprising
plastic and electronic components, primarily for the telecommunications
sector. In addition, the company manufactures high-tech equipment such as
headphones and hands-free sets.
The future is derived from past experience. Balda has developed an active
culture of continuous transformation through the traditions established
within the hundred years of its existence. Since its founding, innovation
and technology have been the significant driving forces of progress and the
guarantors of corporate success. Today, Balda is an internationally
positioned high-tech company with innovative products and a high
Balda AG, which is registered in the Prime Standard on the German Stock
Exchange, services international brand-name clients in the mobile
telecommunications sector, medical technology and other similar markets.
The Group produces close to its customers’ locations in the expanding
growth markets. With three production facilities, the Group has a strong
position in China and Malaysia. Within the framework of a shareholding in a
leading producer of touch screens in China, Balda is participating in the
dynamic development in the touch-sensitive display sector.
The vision was and is clear: Balda will strengthen its technological
innovations potential and further expand in the promising growth regions of
Asia. Balda will thus achieve the conditions for profitable growth and a
sustainable increase in added value.
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