Dr. Franz Richter is the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Dr. Hönle AG

12 April 2023

The Annual General Meeting has elected Dr. Franz Richter to the Supervisory Board of Dr. Hönle AG. Dr. Richter takes over the chairmanship of the supervisory board and thus succeeds Prof. Dr. Karl Hönle, who resigned from office with effect from the end of the Annual General Meeting.

Dr. Richter is President of the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger Technology AG, Thun, Switzerland and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Fraunhofer Institute IZM, Berlin. Dr. Richter worked for many years at leading companies in the fields of semiconductors and optoelectronics, including Carl Zeiss AG and Süss Microtec SE. He worked for Süss Microtec for 19 years, 11 of which as CEO. He held various offices and honorary posts, e.g., as a member of the Supervisory Board of Siltronic AG, Munich and as a member of the Supervisory Board of Comet Holding AG, Flamatt, Switzerland. The supervisory board warmly welcomes Dr. Richter and is pleased to have gained an internationally experienced manager and proven industry expert for the Supervisory Board.

The outgoing Chairman of the Supervisory Board and company founder, Prof. Hönle, is resigning from his position at his own request for reasons of age. The Management Board and the Supervisory Board would like to thank Prof. Hönle for 47 years of working and acting for the benefit of the company and wish him all the best for the future.

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