Press Release

Jürgen Horsthofer appointed as new Chairman of the Management Board at Saarschmiede GmbH Freiformschmiede

12 December 2012

At its meeting on December 11, 2012, the Supervisory Board of Saarschmiede GmbH Freiformschmiede appointed Jürgen Horsthofer (54) as new Chairman of the Management Board effective February 1, 2013, for a term of five years. In addition to his work as Chairman he will also be responsible for the Sales department.

Jürgen Horsthofer, a degreed engineer, was most recently Chairman of the Management Board at Deutsche Edelstahlwerke GmbH, Witten. Furthermore, he managed the Sales Department and was in charge of production planning, technical customer support and Deutsche Edelstahlwerke Härtereitechnik GmbH.

Thus, the Board of Management at Saarschmiede GmbH Freiformschmiede consists of Jürgen Horsthofer (Chairman and Sales), Dr. Dieter Bokelmann (Technology) and Dr. Bernd Münnich (Labour director). On October 1, Bernd Münnich has succeeded Karl-Heinz Kihn, who went into retirement on September 30, 2012.


Jürgen Horsthofer

Bernd Münnich