After six years of successful work for the HOERBIGER Group, Dr. Jürgen Zeschky, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, will retire at the end of 2021.
The Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Thorsten Kahlert as Jürgen Zeschky’s successor as CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board. Thorsten Kahlert joined HOERBIGER in April 2017 as Head of the Safety Division. He has been a member of the HOERBIGER Executive Board since August 2019.
To ensure a smooth handover, Thorsten Kahlert will assume his new role as early as October 1, 2021. Jürgen Zeschky will continue to be fully available to the HOERBIGER Group during the transition phase until December 31, 2021.
To mark the 125th company anniversary, HOERBIGER is supporting six food banks at selected company locations in Asia, Africa, North and South America with a total of 125,000 Euro. The employees of the Group have been able to take part in distributing the funds.
“Our company anniversary is a wonderful occasion to do good and to support people who need help,” said Dr. Jürgen Zeschky, CEO of the HOERBIGER Group. “In this difficult year, we would like to give something back to society and support regions of the world that are particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.”
HOERBIGER has always given something back to society through social projects. In 2019, the decision was made to support a major aid project at Group level in addition to the many local commitments. The decision was made in favor of a cooperation with the Pestalozzi Children's Village Foundation: The project "Ler é Bom" - Reading is Good - aims to improve the schooling of children in Mozambique.
Ler é Bom aims to improve the reading and writing skills of pupils in grades 1 to 3 at 20 elementary school in the districts of Marracuene and Boane. HOERBIGER has supported the project since 2020 for a period of three years as sole sponsor.
Currently the schools in Mozambique are closed due to Covid19. Before classes can start again, special hygiene concepts must be introduced. Through the partnership with HOERBIGER, the schools received mobile washing stations as well as aid packages with soap and masks for the students and teachers.