21. March 2016

Torsten Maschke new Head of the Dätwyler Sealing Solutions division

The Board of Directors of Dätwyler Holding Inc. has appointed Torsten Maschke as the new Head of the Sealing Solutions division and made him a member of the Executive Management. On 1 October 2016, the 47-year-old from Germany will take over the reins from Dirk Lambrecht who, as announced, will become the new CEO of the Dätwyler Group from 1 January 2017. In the meantime, he will provide support during the transition and handle special projects in his capacity as Group COO.

Torsten Maschke is a proven expert in both elastomer and sealing technology, as well as the automotive industry. The mechanical and industrial engineer has been responsible for the worldwide distribution of sealing and damping solutions for the automotive industry at Freudenberg since 2011. Prior to this – having completed his education in 1996 – he was employed in various international management roles within the automotive business at Freudenberg, a leading international provider of sealing and damping solutions for various industries.

“Torsten Maschke has an outstanding track record. His many years of experience in the industry make him the perfect person to drive forward growth in our current market segments and spearhead our expansion into new technologies and niche markets,” says Group CEO Paul Hälg.

Datwyler Group (www.datwyler.com)
The Datwyler Group is a focused industrial supplier with leading positions in global and regional market segments. With its technological leadership and customised solutions, the Group delivers added value to customers in the markets served. Datwyler concentrates on markets that offer opportunities to create more value and sustain profitable growth. The Technical Components division is one of Europe’s foremost high-service distributors of electronic, ICT and automation components and accessories. The Sealing Solutions division is a leading supplier of custom sealing solutions to global market segments, such as the health care, automotive, civil engineering and consumer goods industries. With a total of more than 50 operating companies, sales in over 100 countries and some 7'000 employees, the Datwyler Group generates annual revenue of some CHF 1'200 million. The Group has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 1986 (security number 3048677).

Enquiries: Guido Unternährer, Head of Corporate Communications, +41 41 875 19 00

Portrait photo Torsten Maschke:
Torsten Maschke

Financial Calendar:
Annual General Meeting: 5 April 2016
Interim Report: 12 August 2016

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