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Andreas Endters appointed Voith Paper chairman

Jun. 4, 2017 - The supervisory board of Voith GmbH has appointed Andreas Endters as chairman of the board of the Group Division Voith Paper, effective October 1, succeeding Bertram Staudenmaier who will be leaving the company at the end of this year upon his own request.


June 4, 2017
By P&PC Staff

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Endters joined Voith Paper in Heidenheim in 1995 as head of sales and marketing for QualiFlex Press Sleeves. In 2000, he was named executive vice president at Voith Paper in Ravensburg, and a year later, he became chairman of the advisory board. In 2004, he was appointed to the management board of the Group Division Voith Paper and put in charge of the Business Division Rolls. In 2008, he moved to the management board of the Group Division Voith Hydro, where he was responsible for the worldwide contract handling of Large Hydro. At the end of 2011, he returned to Voith Paper as a member of the Group Division Management, initially in charge of paper machines. Since October 2012, he has been responsible for the business line Projects.

“Andreas Endters’s most recent activity was the restructuring of the new plant business in the Group Division Voith Paper, which he successfully guided through the far-ranging changes in the paper industry. Today, the new plant business has been adapted to the new market situation and is firmly positioned for the future,” said Dr. Hubert Lienhard, CEO and President of the Management Board of Voith GmbH. “This is largely due to Andreas Endters’s continuous efforts. Due to decades of business and market know-how in the paper industry, as well as his proven leadership skills, he is the ideal successor for the parting Bertram Staudenmaier.”

Thomas Holzer, regional president Voith Paper Asia and president BL Projects Voith Paper Asia since 2014, will take over the former position of Endters as member of the board of management of Voith Paper. Meanwhile, successor of Holzer as regional president Voith Paper Asia and president BL Projects Voith Paper Asia will be Kurt Yu, who has served as vice president Sales BL Projects Asia since 2014.