Organizational changes within the ARGO-HYTOS Group AG
The ARGO-HYTOS Group is reorganizing its management team!
As of June 30, 2021, Mr. Christian Kienzle will hand over the operational responsibility of the ARGO-HYTOS Group AG at the age of 66. Christian H. Kienzle has led the ARGO-HYTOS Group as CEO since 1989. He will step down as CEO of ARGO-HYTOS and, as of July 1, 2021, will focus more on the organizational and strategic orientation of the Group as Chairman of the Board of Directors and thus as the highest representative of the company.
As of July 1, 2021, Christian Kienzle will also become a full member of the Advisory Board, whose chairmanship he will assume as of July 1, 2022. For the time being, he will continue his duties as Chairman of the Fluid Power Association of the VDMA.
Christian Kienzle will be succeeded by Mr. Erich Hofer. With a short interruption, Erich Hofer has been working for ARGO-HYTOS in various positions for many years, since 2017 in the position as CFO. Erich Hofer will take over both the position of CEO as of 01.07.2021, but will continue to perform his function as CFO of the ARGO-HYTOS Group AG. Dr. Marcus Fischer as COO and Mr. Stefan Schindler as CMO complete the Management Board of the ARGO-HYTOS Group.
Dr. Marcus Fischer, COO of the ARGO-HYTOS Group AG since 2016, is responsible for the production plants in Germany, the Czech Republic, China and India. He is responsible for the entire value chain as well as for the innovation of the group of companies.
Stefan Schindler, CMO of the ARGO-HYTOS Group AG since 2020, is responsible for all sales companies and the sales of the production companies in the Sales & Marketing division. He is thus the central contact person for our customers.