Hans-Christoph Gallenkamp is concentrating on his responsibilities as CEO
Matthias Breimhorst has moved to the position of CSO
Astrid Enge joins the Management Board as the new CFO
The Felix Schoeller Group has started 2023 with a newly formed Management Board. As part of the realignment, Hans-Christoph Gallenkamp is no longer responsible for global sales. From 1st January 2023, he will increase his focus on strategic issues as part of his responsibilities as chairman of the Management Board.
Matthias Breimhorst, the previous CFO, will take on the responsibilities of the CSO. In his new function as CSO, he is responsible for global sales and supply chain management. The focus of his activities is the strategic development and strengthening of the Group’s global activities in the international market of high-quality specialty papers. “Especially in the current challenging times, it is particularly important to us to be a reliable partner and develop new approaches and solutions for the future together with our customers,” said Breimhorst.
As a new member of the Group’s Management Board, Astrid Enge is the new CFO. Enge contributes many years of experience as a CEO in various family companies in the mechanical and systems engineering sector. Her last position was CFO at the SAACKE Group. “We are very happy that Ms Enge will support us with her comprehensive financial expertise. She will concentrate on the financial performance and development of the Group,” explained Gallenkamp.
Georg Haggenmüller (COO), Michael Szidat (CEO Americas) and Yong Li Gao (Vice CEO APA) remain members of the Management Board of the Felix Schoeller Group.
The Felix Schoeller Group develops, manufactures, and markets high-quality specialty papers for a wide range of applications and market segments in numerous industries and markets worldwide. The diverse product portfolio includes photographic and digital printing papers, decor papers for the furniture and wood industries, release papers for medical products and industrial applications, wallpaper nonwovens, sublimation papers for fashion, sportswear and home furnishings, and flexible paper composites for packaging. The world market leader for photographic and decor papers produced in 2021 with more than 3,700 employees, about 545,000 tons of specialty papers for about 1,800 customers in over 65 countries. Sales rose for the first time in the company’s more than 125-year history to over 1 billion euros (1,048.6 million).
An integral part of the philosophy of the family-owned company, founded in 1895, is the combination of ecological action and economic principles for sustainable business. The Felix Schoeller Group is certified for quality, safety, and the ecological use of resources, for climate-neutral paper production. Among other things, the company has recently received the gold award in the global sustainability rating EcoVadis three times in a row. With a rating that rose again in 2022 to 68, it is among the top 5% of all companies assessed.
Since 2018, Hans-Christoph Gallenkamp has been the fifth generation to head the family-owned company, which operates 19 sites in eleven countries. In addition to the headquarters in Osnabrück, these include production sites in Titisee-Neustadt (Baden-Württemberg), Günzach (Bavaria), Weißenborn and Penig (Saxony), locations in the USA and Canada, joint ventures in Russia, India and China, as well as representative offices in Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Moscow and Paris. Local and regional production, supply and service, are an important success factor, in order to directly meet market and customer needs quickly and effectively.