Düsseldorf, March 8, 2012 - In today's meeting the
Supervisory Board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has
appointed Dr. Stephan Petri (48), currently General
Counsel, as Executive Board member of GEA Group
Aktiengesellschaft with effect as of June 1, 2012. Dr.
Petri will be responsible within the Executive Board for
Human Resources, Legal/Compliance and Other Companies.
Consequently he will also assume the role as Labor
Relations Director (Arbeitsdirektor).
"With the appointment of Dr. Petri we reinforce the
GEA Executive Board which so far consisted of three
members", said Dr. Jürgen Heraeus, Chairman of the
Supervisory Board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft.
After working as an attorney for an international law firm
and later on in the legal department of Hoechst,
respectively Aventis in France, Dr. Stephan Petri joined
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft as General Counsel in 2005. In
addition he was appointed Chief Compliance Officer in 2006
and took over responsibility for the segment Other
Companies in 2009. Stephan Petri has dual German-American
citizenship, is married, has three children and lives in
Essen / Germany.
About GEA Group
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is one of the largest
suppliers of process technology and components for the food
and energy industries. As an international technology
group, the Company focuses on sophisticated production
processes. In 2011, GEA generated consolidated revenues in
excess of EUR 5.4 billion, 70 percent of which came from
the food and energy sectors, which are long-term growth
industries. The group employed about 23,000 people
worldwide as of December 31, 2011. GEA Group is a market
and technology leader in its business areas. It is listed
in Germany's MDAX stock index (G1A, WKN 660 200).
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