By Liz Nickels

He will be succeeded by Matthias Schmitz, who has worked at the Mahle GmbH in its pistons and engine components division and  Linde Material Handling GmbH.

"We thank Ludger Heuberg for his service to the H.C. Starck group, his valuable contributions and his extensive personal efforts on the behalf of our company. We wish him well in his personal and professional future," said Engelbert Heimes, chairman of the supervisory board.