Prior to the annual general meeting of the publicly traded company Lenzing scheduled for April 17, 2019, the nomination committee has proposed to appoint new members to its supervisory board. As an innovation leader in speciality fibres, Lenzing is a partner of global textile and nonwoven manufacturers and drives many new technological developments.

The company has proposed that the annual general meeting appoint Christian Bruch to serve on the supervisory board. Bruch has been a member of the Executive Board of Linde since 2015 and a member of the management committee of Linde since 2019. The graduate in mechanical engineering will contribute his extensive experience in plant engineering and various technical and management positions in internationally operating industrial companies. The Viennese lawyer Stefan Fida has also been nominated as a future member of the supervisory board, Lenzing said.

Hanno Bästlein will resign from his position on the supervisory board at the upcoming annual general meeting in order to be able to increasingly devote his attention to his own business activities. Christoph Kollatz will also step down from the supervisory board for professional reasons at the annual general meeting in April 2019.

“We would like to thank Hanno Bästlein and Christoph Kollatz for their dedicated work on the supervisory board of Lenzing. Thanks to their expertise, they made a major contribution to important strategic decisions in the company. During his four years as Chairman of the supervisory board, Hanno Bästlein decisively supported the strategy of Lenzing, and thus, contributed to the enhanced resilience of the company based on the expansion with speciality fibres”, Stefan Doboczky, Chief Executive Officer of Lenzing said.