Company

On the following pages, you will find extensive information about AlzChem Group AG. We present to you both the company’s Management Board and the Supervisory Board. In addition, relevant financial figures can be accessed here.

Company profile


  • Vertically integrated producer of a portfolio of diverse chemical products based on the calcium carbide / calcium cyanamide chain with strategic focus on growth of its Specialty Chemicals segment

  • Leading market positions in selected niche markets

  • R&D focus on developing products supported by megatrends

  • Integrated manufacturing system (“Verbund System”) allows for flexible dealing with changes of demand in diversified end markets

  • Headquartered in Germany, global sales and distribution network

  • Four production facilities in Germany, one in Sweden

 

Management Board


 

 

 

Andreas Niedermaier, CEO

Andreas Niedermaier was born in Tittmoning in 1969. After studying industrial engineering in Rosenheim, he began his career as Consultant for Cost Calculators and Controllers at Kettner Maschinenbau GmbH. He worked as Controller for Vinnolit GmbH & Co. KG in Gendorf and Burghausen from 1997 to 1999, where he was responsible for production facility controlling. Andreas Niedermaier has been with AlzChem and its predecessors since 1999. He has served as Managing Director of AlzChem Trostberg GmbH since 2010 and also as a Member of the Management Board (until 06/2019 CFO and from 07/2019 CEO) of AlzChem Group AG since AlzChem Trostberg GmbH was incorporated into the listed Group in October 2017.

 

Dr. Georg Weichselbaumer, CSO

Dr. Georg Weichselbaumer was born in Hohenwart in 1961. He studied chemistry at the Technical University of Munich followed by a doctorate in inorganic chemistry. He started his career in 1989 in the research department of Höchst AG. From 1993 to 1996, he spent 3 years in the US as New Business Development Manager at Höchst Celanese. As part of the spin-off of the fine chemicals activities, the employment relationship was transferred to Clariant in 1997. Until 2007, he held various management and global sales positions for products from sites in Europe, the US and India. In 2007, he was in charge of the spin-off of businesses at sites in the US and Germany to the WeylChem Group, where he served as Managing Director until 2012. He has been responsible for AlzChem’s business with some links in the NCN chain and the multi-purpose plants since 2012. In July 2019, he was appointed to the Management Board as a further member.

 

Klaus Dieter Englmaier, COO

Klaus Dieter Englmaier was born in Trostberg in 1960. After studying mechanical engineering in Munich, he began his career in the Operations Planning department of Wacker Chemie GmbH in Burghausen in 1985. Klaus Dieter Englmaier has worked for AlzChem and its predecessors since 1988, initially as Plant Manager for calcium cyanamide production. He directed AlzChem’s production and technology as Vice President from 2006 to 2016. He also directed the chemical parks in Trostberg and Hart from 2010 to 2016. Klaus Englmaier has been a member of the Management Board of AlzChem Trostberg GmbH since 2016. He has also served on the Management Board of AlzChem Group AG since AlzChem Trostberg GmbH was incorporated into the listed Group in October 2017.

 

Supervisory Board


Markus Zöllner (Chairman)

Independent entrepreneur,
Managing director of four two na GmbH

Personal data

Date of birth: 1968
Location: Bichl
Nationality: German
Initial appointment: 2017
Appointed until: 2025

Education

2000              MBA (WHU-Kellogg)
1993              Degree in Industrial Engineering (FH), Rosenheim

Career

Since 2017    Chairman of the supervisory board of AlzChem Group AG
Since 2004    Managing director of four two na GmbH
2005 - 2007   Board member Arques Industries AG
2003 - 2005   Managing director, CFO Versatel Deutschland GmbH
2002 - 2003   Managing director of Tesion Telekommunikation GmbH
2000 - 2002   Vice President Procurement Completel NV Paris
1996 - 2000   Manager Network Procurement VIAG Interkom GmbH
1994 - 1996   Project engineer Mannesmann Mobilfunk GmbH

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards

Chairman of the supervisory board of AlzChem Trostberg GmbH

Membership in comparable domestic and foreign control bodies

Chairman of the supervisory board of Anttila Oy

Relevant knowledge, skills and experience

Due to his many years of executive activity in various associated companies, i. a. as a former board member of a listed MDAX company, Mr. Zöllner has a wide range of operational experience in companies from various sectors.  He also has extensive committee experience from his work as chairman of the supervisory board in various companies. Mr. Zöllner has extensive expertise in the areas of corporate management, strategy development, M&A and restructuring in a wide range of industrial sectors.

 

Prof. Dr. Martina Heigl-Murauer

Professor Accounting and Taxes, University of Applied Sciences Deggendorf,
Tax consultant, Ecovis BLB Steuerberatungsgesellschaft,

Personal data

Date of birth: 1967
Location: Metten
Nationality: German
Initial appointment: 2017
Appointed until: 2025

Education

2009              PhD International tax law, Bratislava, Slovakia
1994              Degree in Business Administration, Rosenheim         

Career

Since 2017    Member of the supervisory board of AlzChem Group AG
Since 2015    Tax consultant Ecovis BLB Steuerberatungsgesellschaft
Since 2013    Chairwoman of the senate of the University of Applied Sciences Deggendorf
2009 - 2012   Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Deggendorf
1994              Associate at Steuerberater- und Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Dr. Kittl & Partner

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards

Member of the supervisory board of AlzChem Trostberg GmbH

Membership in comparable domestic and foreign control bodies

None

Relevant knowledge, skills and experience

Prof. Dr. Heigl-Murauer has proven knowledge of national accounting (HGB), IFR standards and German tax law. She has 18 years of professional experience in the national and international corporate environment as an independent tax consultant. She applied her profound knowledge as a professor in university teaching since 2010.

Dr. Caspar Freiherr von Schnurbein

Lawyer and in-house lawyer,
General Counsel LIVIA Corporate Development SE

Personal data

Date of birth: 1973
Location: Ettelsried
Nationality: Deutsch
Initial appointment: 2017
Appointed until: 2025

Education

2004              PhD Stock Corporate Law
2002              Degree in Law (2. state examination), previously studies in Würzburg, Coimbra (Portugal) and Munich

Career

Since 2017    Member of the supervisory board of AlzChem Group AG
Since 2013    General Counsel of LIVIA Corporate Development SE
2010 - 2012   General Counsel M&A of Private Equity Fonds bluO, Luxembourg
2003 - 2010   Corporate- and M&A-lawyer, Munich

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards

Chairman of the supervisory board of LIVIA Emerging Markets AG
Chairman of the supervisory board of LIVIA Organic Industries AG
Member of the supervisory board of AlzChem Trostberg GmbH

Membership in comparable domestic and foreign control bodies

None

Relevant knowledge, skills and experience

Dr. v. Schnurbein has worked as an lawyer and in-house lawyer specializing in international law for over 15 years. He has broad expertise in corporate law and M&A transactions. As a long-time head of the legal department of an international holding, Dr. v. Schnurbein is particularly familiar with the legal tasks of commercial enterprises.

Steve Röper

Independent lawyer

Personal data

Date of birth: 1976
Location: Munich
Nationality: German
Initial appointment: 2017
Appointed until: 2025

Education

2004              Degree in Law (2. state examination), previously studies in Rostock und Munich

Career

Since 2017     Member of the supervisory board of AlzChem Group AG
Since 2013     Independent lawyer in Munich
2009 - 2013   General Counsel of Private Equity Fonds bluO, Luxembourg
2007 - 2009   Senior in-house lawyer, KraussMaffei Group, Munich
2004 - 2007   Lawyer, HEUSSEN Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft GmbH, Munich

Membership in other statutory supervisory boards

Member of the supervisory board of AlzChem Trostberg GmbH

Membership in comparable domestic and foreign control bodies

Member of the supervisory board of Anttila Oy

Relevant knowledge, skills and experience

Due to his work as a lawyer, Mr. Röper has many years of practical experience in structuring and implementing international projects. The focus of his legal advice was and still is in the areas of M&A and general corporate law.

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Financial figures


  2018* 2019 3M/19 3M/20
Net sales (EUR mn) 375.2 376.1 92.1 94.7
EBITDA (EUR mn) 49.4 50.1 13.2 12.3
EBITDA margin 13.2% 13.3% 14.4% 13.0%
CF from operating activities (EUR mn) 34.7 43.6 -2.1 8.5

* Unaudited; calculated by adding the two short fiscal years