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Heidelberg CEO resigns

April 29, 2024  By PrintAction Staff

Jürgen Otto.

Jürgen Otto (59) will become the new CEO of Heidelberg on July 1, 2024. He succeeds Dr. Ludwin Monz, who will resign from his position as chair of the management board at his own request and in agreement with the supervisory board. At the end of June 30, 2024, Monz will step down from the management board of Heidelberg.

The chair of the supervisory board, Dr. Martin Sonnenschein, commented, “We very much regret Dr. Ludwin Monz’s decision to leave Heidelberg. He has decisively advanced our company strategically and operationally and thus strengthened our foundation in a difficult market environment. With Jürgen Otto, we are gaining a proven leader. With his experience and network, we will continue to consistently prepare Heidelberg for the future, increase profitability and further strengthen our significant technological expertise in the printing and packaging industry and beyond.”

Dr. Ludwin Monz said, “I really enjoyed working at Heidelberg. I would like to thank the supervisory board, the management team and all employees of the company for their good co-operation.”


Jürgen Otto brings decades of experience in the sustainable orientation of large industrial companies, complemented by experience in the field of turnaround management in the recent years. Looking ahead to his upcoming role, Jürgen Otto commented, “Heidelberg is an icon of German industry with product quality and service expertise that is appreciated worldwide. I am looking forward to becoming part of Heidelberg and working together with the management team around Tania von der Goltz and David Schmedding as well as all employees on a successful future for the company.”

At its meeting on April 19, 2024, the supervisory board of Heidelberg also expanded its management board. Dr. David Schmedding (47), previously head of sales, will join the management board as a new member. As of July 1, 2024, the management board will consist of Jürgen Otto as CEO, Tania von der Goltz as CFO and Dr. David Schmedding as chief sales and service officer.

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