Solar Millennium, a company specializing in solar-thermal power plants, saw Dr. Christoph Wolff retire on Thursday and Dr. Jan Withag replace him as the new CEO. Dr. Withag retains his former board responsibilities for new markets, technology, personnel and organisational development.
The supervisory board has made changes to its executive board after restructuring the US business. The commission chose to comply with the request of Dr. Wolff to retire immediately from his position as CEO on the best of terms although he will continue to advise the company.
Chairman of the supervisory board, Helmut Pflaumer thanked Dr. Wolff for his remarkable commitment and his work to adapt the company strategy to fit current market requirements, improving the technology basis and entering new growth markets like the Middle East: “Dr Wolff piloted Solar Millennium through some difficult times. We regret his decision, but we respect it and wish him all the best for his future.”
At the same time, he explained, “We're pleased that, with Dr. Withag a personality will take on the role of leading the company, who was an integral part of the successful contract negotiations for the US business together with Dr. Wolff.”
A further change includes Marc Van Herreweghe, head of operations at British American Tobacco in Germany, who has been made deputy chairman of the supervisory body. He has replaced Hannes Kuhn, who retired from all offices at the end of September for personal reasons.