Change in the management of the CHIRON GROUP

CHIRONJ1GThe CHIRON Group, with its brands CHIRON, Stama, Scherer Feinbau and CMS, has made significant technological progress in recent years and continues to grow. The shareholders and the Advisory Board want to strengthen and accelerate this development.

In order to support this, the Advisory Board has appointed Dr.-Ing. / U. Cal. Markus Flik as Chief Executive Officer of CHIRON-WERKE GmbH & Co. KG and the Management Company CHIRON WERKE SE.  He will be responsible for all technical departments as well as sales & service, effective May 1, 2015.

Dr.-Ing. / U. Cal. Markus Flik, Chief executive officer of CHIRON

Dr.-Ing. / U. Cal. Markus Flik, Chief executive officer of CHIRON

Dr. Flik studied mechanical engineering in Stuttgart and Zurich and obtained his doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley.  Thereafter he was a member of the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.  Then he joined Behr GmbH & Co. KG in Stuttgart, Germany, an automotive supplier, where he had several leadership roles, and led the company for 7 years as CEO.  During the last four years, Dr. Flik was CEO of  HOMAG Group AG, the world market leader for woodworking machinery, where he was also responsible for R&D.

His colleague in the management of the CHIRON Group, Dr. Achim Degner, remains Chief Financial Officer.

„We are pleased that we could recruit with Dr. Flik a mechanical engineer with a strong technology background who has broad experience in leading larger companies.“, said Dr. Friedrich Janssen, the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the CHIRON Group.

Dr. Flik added: „The CHIRON Group stands for real high-tech in the machine tool industry.  I am looking forward to leading it into the future.“