Board changes and new initiatives at Schöck
Alfons Hörmann (right) joins Schöck AG as the new CEO and hands over the chairmanship of the supervisory board to Nikolaus Wild (left), Photo: Schöck AG, royalty free.
As CEO, Alfons Hörmann (middle) assumes overall responsibility for the international Schöck group, together with his two management board colleagues, Dr. Harald Braasch (technology, right) and Thomas Stürzl (commerce, left), Photo: Schöck AG, royalty free.
In January of this year Alfons Hörmann (57) took up office as CEO of Schöck AG, simultaneously becoming chairman of the management board of Schöck Bauteile GmbH. At the same time, he relinquished his previous position as chairman of the supervisory board to former CEO Nikolaus Wild (64).
As CEO, Alfons Hörmann assumes overall responsibility for the international Schöck group, together with his two former management board colleagues, Dr. Harald Braasch (technology) and Thomas Stürzl (commerce). The new board team will continue to develop the previous strategy with the core competencies of thermal insulation of load-bearing components and sound insulation. As CEO, Alfons Hörmann will focus on the strategic direction of the entire group, and na-tional and international sales and marketing for Schöck.
New joint venture is just one initiative
The key cornerstones for 2018 have been already been put in place with the development of further innovative products using fiberglass reinforcement; the associated implementation of a joint venture with long-standing partner Fiber-line/Denmark. There is also the construction of a new multi-functional building with a visitor and conference centre in Baden-Baden and the preparation and development of new market segments in the area of facade systems; as well as new strategic business areas. Alfons Hörmann stresses: “After almost two dec-ades on the Schöck Supervisory Board, I am looking forward to the new role on the executive board team and want to continue the Schöck success story and ensure its future with the well proven management team. The megatrends of environmental orientation, energy saving and digitalisation are placing demands on our company too. We will proactively take advantage of the resulting oppor-tunities.”
An expert in the building industry
Alfons Hörmann was originally appointed to the supervisory board of Schöck in 1999 as the successor to the Baden entrepreneur Rolf Wertheimer. As an expert in the building industry for decades, he then took over the chairmanship of the supervisory board from Eberhard Schöck in 2003. Together with his colleagues on the supervisory board, including two representatives of the Schöck family, Felicitas Schöck, deputy chair of the supervisory board, and Robin Schöck; he has continued to successfully develop the legacy of the company founder for over 15 years in close collaboration with longtime CEO, Nikolaus Wild.
As CEO, Nikolaus Wild took over Schöck AG in 2001 during difficult economic times and then shaped 13 very successful years. After his early retirement on 1st January 2015, he was elected to the supervisory board in July 2107 as a substitute member for Alfons Hörmann, and now takes on the position of chair-man. “Continuity in company management is a key success factor in medium-sized family businesses and we will continue to pursue this at Schöck”, says Nikolaus Wild, new chairman of the supervisory board.