Lutz Wehmeier is the new head of the Felix Schoeller Division
Dr Lutz Wehmeier (50) took over responsibility for the Felix Schoeller Group’s Felix Schoeller Division on 1 January. The post had become vacant last summer when Guido Hofmeyer, who had headed it up for many years, took charge of the central commercial management function and became CFO of the Osnabrück-based specialty paper company.
Lutz Wehmeier, who has a PhD in biology, has cross-functional management experience in sales & marketing, R&D, production, and finance. Before joining the Felix Schoeller Group, Dr Wehmeier was vice-president of the Healthcare Business Unit at Jenoptik AG in Jena. Before that he was vice-president of the Technical Glass Solutions product division with SCHOTT Technical Glass Solutions GmbH, Jena, a company which is part of SCHOTT AG, Mainz. As part of his new remit with the Felix Schoeller Group, Dr Wehmeier is responsible for the Digital Media and Release business units.
“Dr. Wehmeier is a renowned expert in internationalising companies by setting up worldwide sales and service structures. He has very extensive industry experience, both in corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises and also in the start-up environment in B2B and B2C markets. He has chalked up success in the strategic realignment, restructuring and integration of different businesses. He has proven sales expertise in the field of products requiring explanation. “We are delighted that he has agreed to join our company,” says Hans-Christoph Gallenkamp, CEO of the Felix Schoeller Group.
Dr Wehmeier, who was born in East Westphalia, is married with three children.
Caption: Dr Lutz Wehmeier is the new head of the Felix Schoeller Division
Profile of the Felix Schoeller Group, Osnabrück
Founded in 1895, the Felix Schoeller Group is a family business with worldwide operations producing specialty papers. With around 2,315 employees, the renowned Osnabrück-based company produced and marketed almost 323,000 tonnes of specialty papers in 2017 and posted a total turnover of 747 million euros. The Felix Schoeller Group develops, produces and markets specialty papers for photographic applications, digital printing systems, the packaging market, self-adhesive applications and for the furniture, wood-based products and wallpaper industry.
In addition to its Osnabrück main site and headquarters, the Felix Schoeller Group has four other production facilities in Germany - in Weissenborn and Penig in Saxony, in Titisee-Neustadt (Baden-Württemberg) and in Günzach (Bavaria). It also has production facilities in the USA and Canada and is involved in joint ventures in the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China. It has representative offices in Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Melbourne, Moscow, and Prague.
The Felix Schoeller Group exemplifies uncompromising quality, unique flexibility and true partnership. The result: Best Performing Papers. Worldwide.
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