Management changes to Linos following takeover

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Linos has undergone a number of changes to its corporate management following the takeover by the Qioptiq group in autumn 2006. Professor Dr Ged Litfin, founder and CEO of the Linos Group, has resigned from his current management position to join the supervisory board. Litfin and his family sold their shares as part of the framework of the takeover.

Volker Brockmeyer, chief financial officer, is Litfin’s successor as chief executive officer, making him the sole director of Linos. Litfin has taken over the position of chairman of the supervisory board from Gerd Kastrup, who remains as a member of the board. Reinhold Barlian and Dr Gottfried Neuhaus, on the other hand, have resigned from the board, and have been replaced by Nils Stoesser, director of Candover Partners, a main Qioptiq shareholder.

Benoit Bazire, CEO of Qioptiq, said: ‘As a result of the takeover, the Qioptiq group will have enhanced capabilities, particularly in the areas of system integration and UV technology. This enables us to offer out customers a broader range of products and services.’