With the appointment of Jörg Lichtenberg as the designated Chief Manufacturing Officer (CMO) the planned Executive Committee of the future dorma+kaba Group is now complete.
The executives who will join CEO-designate Riet Cadonau and CFO-designate Bernd Brinker on the Executive Committee – six Chief Operating Officers, the Chief Integration Officer and the Chief Technology Officer – were announced at the start of July 2015. With the appointment of Jörg Lichtenberg as designated Chief Manufacturing Officer (CMO), the planned Executive Committee is now complete.
Jörg Lichtenberg worked most recently as VP Global Operations Industrial Group at Gardner Denver; before that, he worked for years for the Dorma Group, including as Director of Group Logistics and Production Strategy and Director of Operations at various units. He thus has many years of experience of Dorma and the industry in general.
The designated Executive Committee will begin its work once the merger transaction is completed. Subject to approval from the competition authorities, and to the other normal conditions, this is still scheduled for the third quarter of 2015. As soon as the merger is completed, the comprehensive work on integrating Dorma and Kaba will enter the next phase. Taking into account customer and market requirements and the defined synergy objectives, existing organizational structures will be transferred to target structures in regional/country-specific phases scheduled for completion by 1 July 2016.
For detailed information about CMO-designate Jörg Lichtenberg, please refer to the attachment and to www.kaba.com.