New Chairman of Supervisory Board at Carl Zeiss AG

Dr. Dieter Kurz elected with immediate effect

14-May-2012

Carl Zeiss AG

Dr. Dieter Kurz: New Chairman of Supervisory Board at Carl Zeiss AG.

The Carl Zeiss AG Supervisory Board has elected Dr. Dieter Kurz as the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board, effective immediately.

Born in 1948, Dr. Dieter Kurz studied physics at the University of Tübingen, from which he also received his doctorate. He joined Carl Zeiss in 1979. After holding several responsible positions in research and development, marketing and sales, including a two-year stay in North America, he headed the Semiconductor Optics division and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology busi- ness group. In 1999 he became a Member of the Executive Board and was appointed President and CEO in 2001. After the two Foundation enterprises had been transformed into stock corporations (AG) and the appropriate amendments to the Foundation's constitution had come into effect, he was President and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG from 2004 to the end of 2010.

Kurz is also Chairman of the Shareholder Council of the Carl Zeiss Foundation, Heidenheim and Jena, which is the sole shareholder of Carl Zeiss AG. He succeeds Dr. Theo Spettmann who held these offices from February 2010 and who stepped down for health reasons at the beginning of March 2012.

Facts, background information, dossiers
  • Carl Zeiss
  • appointments
More about Carl Zeiss
  • News

    ZEISS: High-Tech Drives Growth

    The first six months of fiscal year 2017/18 (ended 31 March 2018) were successful for the ZEISS Group and saw its revenue rise by 9 percent to EUR 2.773 billion (1st six months of 2016/17: EUR 2.550 billion), and as much as 13 percent after adjustments for currency effects. At EUR 380 milli ... more

    Zeiss strenghtens in-house quality and production management

    ZEISS and GUARDUS have announced that the software solutions supplier for computer-supported quality assurance and production management systems based in the German city of Ulm has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the ZEISS Group.For ZEISS, the integration of GUARDUS into its Industrial ... more

    ZEISS acquires majority stake in Italian x-ray provider

    ZEISS (Germany) and BOSELLO HIGH TECHNOLOGY (BOSELLO) (Italy) have announced that the ZEISS Group will acquire a majority stake in the provider of industrial X-ray solutions.For ZEISS, BOSELLO’s tailor-made solutions are a further step in the process of evolving into a one-stop provider of ... more

Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE