UK – Multivac has announced changes to its management team, in light of current President Guido Spix’s announcement of quitting the role effective Dec. 31.

Starting Jan. 1, 2023, Christian Traumann will begin serving as Group President and spokesman for the management team of the company.

The company also has named three new directors: Bernd Höpner (CTO), Christian Lau (COO) and Tobias Richter (CSO).

Traumann has worked for the company since 2002, and he has been a member of the management team since 2008. He and Spix began exercising dual leadership of the Multivac Group in 2020.

“I am delighted that we have been able to fill the new management positions from our own ranks,” Traumann said.

“This enables us to secure the continuity with our customers and business partners as the basis for further successful development of our business.”

Spix is terminating his contract as Group President of Multivac at his own instigation for family reasons.

This will end almost 14 years of working for the company. In February 2009 he joined the company’s Management Team as Technical Director.

Since January 2020 Spix has exercised dual leadership of the Multivac Group with Traumann as joint Group president.

He has been responsible for the production and innovation strategy throughout the group. Under his leadership, the company has developed from a machine manufacturer to a supplier of complete solutions, and it has also continued to expand its technological dominance in the market.

The network of international production sites was enlarged. Multivac has 13 production sites, which ensures that the company is always close to its customers anywhere in the world.

“The Supervisory Board greatly appreciates the many years of successful work and commitment by Guido Spix for Multivac, and it would like to express its thanks on behalf of all the company’s owners,” says Elmar Fischer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Multivac.

“We have complete respect for his personal reasons. We wish him all the very best for the future.”

Spix will remain associated with the company and its owners on an amicable basis, and he will continue to offer advice in the future.

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