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Uwe Salzer, Ph.D., chief financial officer and a member of the executive board of H.C. Starck GmbH, has announced that he is leaving the company. Salzer informed the supervisory board that he will not be available for an extension of his current contract.
Salzer cited personal reasons for his decision; he said he would like to concentrate on managing his family’s company. He will remain with the company until a successor is named, and H.C. Starck has begun searching for a suitable successor from outside the company.
“Axel Westerhaus (executive board member) and I sincerely regret Uwe Salzer’s decision,” said Andreas Meier, chairman of the H.C. Starck executive board. “He is a highly qualified expert in his field who, together with his team, did an excellent job, especially in bank negotiations. Uwe Salzer also has an extraordinary business sense, which he demonstrated while temporarily assuming the function of CEO during a particularly difficult time for the company in 2009. We wish him the best of success for the future.”
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