Dornbirn / Lemgo – As part of its growth strategy, the Zumtobel Group is placing all Zumtobel brand production plants under uniform global management. Effective 01 May 2012, in addition to his responsibilities as Plant Manager in Dornbirn, Thomas Bischof will take charge of all five luminaire plants operated by the Zumtobel brand. In his role as Global Operations Director Zumtobel Lighting, Bischof, who has held management positions with the Zumtobel Group since 1989, will join with a five-strong management team to coordinate the worldwide production operations and supply chain of the Zumtobel brand. "Within the new global production network we will be aiming to foster knowledge transfer between the plants, realise synergies and enable fast decision-making,"
said Zumtobel Group CEO Harald Sommerer, explaining the aims of the new management structure.
As the new structure is introduced there will also be a change in plant management at Zumtobel Lighting GmbH in Lemgo. Walter Metzen, who has been with Zumtobel in Lemgo since 1999, is to leave the company on 01 April. He will be succeeded by Ulrich Kaltenborn, currently manager of the Zumtobel plant in Usingen. His successor as Plant Manager in Usingen will be Ralph Maier another experienced production manager from within the Group.
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