As of January 1, 2019, FRITSCH Holding AG, one of the leading German manufacturers of bakery machines and lines, is headed by Alexander Schmitz as the new CEO. He has been succeeding Kirsten Lange, who had been temporarily leading the group since July 2018. She will now resume her position on the Supervisory Board as planned.
In Alexander Schmitz, FRITSCH has hired a proven expert with more than 20 years of leadership experience in mechanical engineering. Since 1998, the mechanical engineer has been with Bosch. During that time, he held responsibilities in the areas of process and packaging technology and automotive.
For the past four years Schmitz lived in the USA, where he headed Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc. in New Richmond, Wisconsin. Before that, the 50 year old has gained extensive international experience during further international assignments in Spain and Switzerland and he fluently speaks English, French, and Spanish.
“We’re delighted to have Mr. Schmitz on board the FRITSCH Group”, says Klaus Fritsch, principal shareholder & chairman of the Supervisory Board of the FRITSCH Group. “We also thank Kirsten Lange very much for having temporarily assumed the responsibility of leading the company until the end of 2018. She accomplished a lot in a short time,” K. Fritsch stresses.