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Dr. Markus Rall to leave manroland

Press release from the issuing company

Executive Board member Dr. Markus Rall, responsible for the business sectors Sheetfed Printing Systems and Production at manroland AG, is to leave the company of his own accord in October 2011 to seek new career challenges. His duties will be taken over by CEO Gerd Finkbeiner.

Dr. Markus Rall joined manroland AG in 1995 and was appointed to the Executive Board in 2005. Under his leadership, in recent years the sheetfed sector successfully implemented the necessary restructuring measures. “We regret the departure of Dr. Rall and expressly thank him for his commitment and excellent cooperation over many years,” says Hanno Fiedler, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of manroland AG. Chief Executive Officer Gerd Finkbeiner adds: “I also wish to thank Dr. Rall personally and on behalf of my Executive Board colleagues for the trustworthy cooperation and wish him all the very best for the future.”


By Rossitza Sardjeva on Oct 19, 2011

The truth is that Mr Markus Rall is not responsible for declining of sheetfed machinery sales in manroland....


By Erik Nikkanen on Oct 19, 2011

Rossitza, I did see any comment that he was being blamed. Is there more to the story?

Also, do you know where he will be going?


By Erik Nikkanen on Oct 19, 2011

Rossitza, sorry it should say that I did NOT see any comment that he was being blamed.

I am a bit concerned that relatively young press manufacturing executives such as Mr. Rall now and Dr. Jürgen Rautert from Heidelberg almost two years ago, are leaving the industry.

The story behind that might be very interesting. Are young executives getting pushed out of the industry by an old guard that does not want to allow new thinking. Maybe not such a dramatic reason but it would be interesting to find out.



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