Dr Sammer to succeed Claus Langgartner

Long-time CEO of Klüber Lubrication has retired

Munich, 18 January 2024 - Claus Langgartner, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing and Speaker of the Management Board (CEO), retired on 31 December 2023 after 25 successful years. During Claus Langgartner's leadership, Klüber Lubrication has achieved remarkable milestones, consolidated its market leadership and, through significant successes, especially in the areas of sustainability and energy efficiency, prepared itself for the future. Dr Wolfgang Sammer took over his duties on 1 January 2024.

"Dr Wolfgang Sammer brings a wealth of experience, innovative thinking and strategic vision as well as leadership qualities to the company, which make him the perfect person to lead Klüber into the next phase of growth and development. I wish him every success for the future," says Claus Langgartner about his successor.

Dr Wolfgang Sammer replies, "For me, it feels like both a new journey and the continuation of a long-standing commitment. I am delighted to play a key role in the next chapter of Klüber Lubrication's success story. Our management team is dedicated to finding sustainable solutions for our customers, as specialty lubricants can make an important contribution to energy efficiency."

Dr Sammer began his career at Klüber Lubrication in 2002 as a product manager. After holding several positions at Klüber's global headquarters, including Head of Business Development, he took on the role of Regional Manager Europe East and General Manager Sales/Marketing at Klüber Lubrication Austria from 2020 to 2023.

Klüber Lubrication is thereby making another important move in its management. Only a year ago, Thomas Wieandt, Chief Financial Officer, and Dr Dirk Loderer, Chief Technical Officer of the Klüber Group, left the Management Board at their own request. Markus Murmann took over from Thomas Wieandt as Executive Vice President Finance on 1 January 2023. On the same date, Dr Martin Schmidt-Amelunxen succeeded Dr Dirk Loderer as Executive Vice President Technology/R&D.

About Klüber Lubrication

Klüber Lubrication is one of the leading manufacturers of specialty lubricants, offering high-end tribological solutions to virtually all industries and markets worldwide. Most products are developed and made to specific customer requirements. During its over 90 years of existence, Klüber Lubrication has provided high-quality lubricants, thorough consultation and extensive services, which has earned it an excellent reputation in the market. The company holds all common industrial certifications and operates a testing section hardly rivalled in the lubricants industry.

Klüber Lubrication, set up as a retail company for mineral oil products in Munich in 1929, is today part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities GmbH, a Business Unit of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. Klüber Lubrication has about 2,400 employees in more than 30 countries.

For further information, please click https://www.klueber.com

About Freudenberg Chemical Specialities

Freudenberg Chemical Specialities develops, manufactures and markets chemical specialities. To be close to its customers, the company is represented globally in the market with its five Business Units, Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, OKS, SurTec and Capol. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities is one of the leading manufacturers of specialty lubricants, release agents, chemical solutions for surface technologies and chemotechnical maintenance products, as well as solutions for the treatment of confectionery and other foodstuffs. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, the Business Group operates its own companies in some 40 countries. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities employs about 4,000 people and generates sales of about € 1.5 billion.

For further information, please click https://www.fcs-munich.com

Press contact

Klüber Lubrication München GmbH & Co. KG
Andreas Hasslinger, Marketing Communications
Geisenhausenerstr. 7
81379 München
Tel.: 089 / 78 76-467
E-Mail: andreas.hasslinger@klueber.com

Michael Jurischka
Stülerstr. 11
10787 Berlin
Tel.: 030 / 28 44 95 95
E-Mail: m.jurischka@mediaconnect-berlin.de

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