Eva van Pelt and Dr Peter Fruhstorfer appointed Co-CEOs
Hamburg, December 6, 2019 – The Supervisory Board of Eppendorf AG has appointed Eva von Pelt, currently Chief Commercial Officer, and Dr. Peter Fruhstorfer, currently Head of Business Area Sample Handling, as Co-Chief Executive Officers of Eppendorf AG. Both will succeed Thomas Bachmann, the former President & CEO of Eppendorf AG, who has already left the company.
Philipp von Loeper, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eppendorf AG, states: “On behalf of the entire Supervisory Board, I want to thank Thomas Bachmann for several successful years of leadership. Eppendorf will continue to execute his comprehensive be Eppendorf 2021 strategy and we appreciate his role in developing this transformative initiative for the company.”
The goal of be Eppendorf 2021 is to position the company for continues successful development over the long term by specifically addressing the areas of sales, product innovation and a unique corporate culture. The new leadership will continue the be Eppendorf 2021 strategy and drive the implementation with clear priorities and a highly integrative approach.
About Eppendorf AG
Eppendorf is a leading life science company that develops and sells instruments, consumables and services for liquid handling, sample handling and cell handling in laboratories worldwide. Its product range includes pipettes and automated pipetting systems, dispensers, centrifuges, mixers, spectrometers and DNA amplification equipment as well as ultra-low temperature freezers, fermentors, bioreactors, CO2 incubators, shakers and cell manipulation systems. Consumables such as pipette tips, test tubes, microliter plates, and single-use bioreactor vessels complement the range of highest-quality premium products.
Eppendorf products are most broadly used in academic and commercial research laboratories, e.g., in companies from the pharmaceutical and biotechnological as well as the chemical and food industries. They are also aimed at clinical and environmental analysis laboratories, forensics and at industrial laboratories performing process analysis, production and quality assurance.
Eppendorf was founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1945 and has more than 3,300 employees worldwide. The company has subsidiaries in 26 countries and is represented in all important markets by distributors.
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