GERMANY • Ursula Borgmann, who chaired hubergroup’s Management Board and headed the technology division, handed over her responsibilities to her successors at the beginning of 2018 after more than 30 years in a leadership position. During 2018 she will continue to be available in an advisory capacity before she will retire. Consequently there will be changes in the Group’s management structure.
Heiner Klokkers took over as Chairman of the Management Board on 1 January 2018. His core task will be the strategic development of the company into new markets or new segments within and outside the printing ink industry.
“Heiner Klokkers knows the strengths of hubergroup and the market for printing inks like no one else,” says Klaus Greger, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the printing ink manufacturer. “The owners and the Advisory Board therefore place their trust in him to strategically position the hubergroup as a long-term oriented family-owned company for the next decade and to design the necessary measures to meet future challenges.”
Taner Bicer, who has been in charge of technology management for UV inks and coatings at hubergroup since 2014, was appointed to the Management Board of MHM Holding GmbH with effect from 1 January 2018 and will take over the technology division within the Group. Taner Bicer is a chemical engineer with 17 years of experience in the coatings and ink industry.
Dr. Dirk Aulbert, who has been working for hubergroup since April 2017, is now responsible for Heiner Klokkers’ previous position as Head of the Regional Business Unit (RBU) Europe. He holds a doctorate in chemistry and has held various management positions in the printing ink industry for more than 20 years, moving from Flint Group to hubergroup.
In addition to leading RBU North America, Derek McFarland will also take over responsibility for business in South America from Heiner Klokkers during the first quarter of 2018 and will then lead the entire RBU Americas.
Ashwani Bhardwaj, Head of RBU Asia/Pacific, and Michael Geiger, Chief Financial Officer of hubergroup, will continue their current responsibilities as members of the Management Board.
hubergroup is a specialist in printing inks, coatings and press room auxiliaries, currently comprising 40 companies and 130 sites.