Dr Andreas Meier, CEO and chairman of the executive board of H.C. Starck Group, has left the company to devote himself to new business tasks as operating partner of global private equity firm Advent International.

 In this capacity, he will still available as an advisor to H.C. Starck, while Dr Engelbert Heimes, chairman of the supervisory board, temporarily assumes the CEO position.

Dr Meier started work at H.C. Starck in February 2010 as the Group’s CEO. During his tenure, he implemented significant initiatives and projects and contributed considerably to the positive development of the H.C. Starck Group, the company said. He oversaw the development ofa  long-term supply of raw materials, an adjustment of strategy and business models owing to structural changes in the sales markets, and other restructuring and cost reductions.

We thank Dr. Andreas Meier for his services to the H.C. Starck Group, his valuable contributions and his extensive personal commitment to our company.’ said Dr Heimes. ‘We wish him all the best in his personal and professional future.’

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