Harro Höfliger
New management presented

11.04.2023 News from the management team of Harro Höfliger in Allmersbach, Germany: Alexander Herb has been appointed by the supervisory board as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as of 1 April 2023. He succeeds Turgay Güngormus, who is retiring from the company after four years.

Thomas Heckner (left) and Alexander Herb.
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Thomas Heckner (left) and Alexander Herb.

Herb, who has worked in controlling at the technology specialist since January 2020, was previously Güngormus' deputy in all commercial matters. The 36-year-old brings many years of experience from the finance sector, including at the automotive supplier JOYSONQUIN and the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg.

Newly created COO position

Thomas Heckner has also been appointed to the Executive Board as of 1 April 2023. Joining Harro Höfliger, he complements the management team around CEO Thomas Weller in the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). The 48-year-old will successively take over the responsibilities of Heinrich Havenstein, Managing Director Production, who will leave the company in autumn 2024 after more than 20 years with the company. Heckner has continuously gained experience in his career in leading positions with a focus on materials management, supply chain management and international production structures. Most recently, he was Division Manager SCM and Vice President Operations at ILLIG in Heilbronn.

"The members of the Supervisory Board and the Management Board are pleased to have Alexander Herb and Thomas Heckner on board. Due to their experience, which is not least reflected in the successful management of their previous business units, they bring valuable know-how to the company. We are convinced that with this new line-up we can continue to strengthen and expand our position in the market in the long term," explains Markus Höfliger, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Harro Höfliger.

Appreciation of the predecessor

At the same time, Höfliger pays tribute to the previous commercial director Turgay Güngormus, who will continue to support the company in an advisory capacity. "We thank Turgay Güngormus for his great commitment. He has positioned the Finance division very well for the future in thoroughly challenging times and has also consistently championed the digital transformation. We very much appreciate that he continues to accompany us in word and deed," says Markus Höfliger. "Since both Turgay Güngormus and Heinrich Havenstein informed us early on about their personal plans, we were able to decide on their successors without any time pressure and in this way ensure continuity in our family business."

The management at Harro Höfliger now comprises six managing directors: Thomas Weller (CEO), Uwe Amann (CHRO), Peter Claußnitzer (CTO), Heinrich Havenstein (Production), Thomas Heckner (COO) and Alexander Herb (CFO).