EQS-News: Semperit AG Holding / Key word(s): Personnel
Semperit AG Holding: Helmut Sorger appointed as new CFO – Petra Preining
resigns from her CFO mandate

30.08.2022 / 10:57 CET/CEST
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Press Release

 

Semperit: Helmut Sorger appointed as new CFO – Petra Preining resigns from
her CFO mandate 

 

Vienna, Austria, 30 August 2022 – Helmut Sorger (44), most recently CFO of
the North America division of the publicly listed company Wienerberger AG,
will be taking over as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Semperit
Group on 1 October 2022. He will be succeeding Petra Preining (49), who is
resigning from her position prematurely as she moves on to a new
professional challenge. The Supervisory Board of Semperit AG Holding has
acknowledged her decision with great regret and has approved the mutually
agreed termination of her contract with effect from 30 September 2022.
Looking ahead, the Supervisory Board is excited about the prospect of
working with Helmut Sorger.

 

“We are very lucky to have found such an excellent new CFO for the
Semperit Group in Helmut Sorger. He brings relevant technical expertise
and management skills to the table on top of extensive international
experience in areas such as strategic transformation and mergers and
acquisitions”, says Herbert Ortner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of
Semperit AG Holding. “Together with CEO Karl Haider and COO Kristian Brok,
Helmut Sorger will ensure that the course taken is continued and push
forward with the roll-out of our industrial strategy.”

 

Holding a doctorate in social sciences and economics, Helmut Sorger began
his career as a research assistant and university lecturer at the
Institute for Quantitative Management at the Vienna University of
Economics and Business. He made the move to Wienerberger in 2007, where he
took on a number of management positions within the area of finance in
Austria and abroad. He became the North America CFO in 2015. “After
working in the USA for several years, I’m delighted to be able to help
shape the future of this long-standing international company with Austrian
roots as part of an experienced management team. Working hand in hand with
the employees, whose great innovative spirit and commitment are essential
to the company’s success, we will continue to forge ahead with the group’s
ongoing realignment. Semperit finds itself in an interesting phase of its
development in a challenging economic environment. Going forward, I’ll be
drawing on my past experience to the best of my ability to contribute to
the next level of the company’s transformation”, says the future CFO of
Semperit.

 

Chairman of the Supervisory Board Herbert Ortner adds: “Petra Preining
took on the role of CFO, initially on a temporary basis, during
extraordinarily challenging times at the start of the coronavirus
pandemic. She has contributed massively to the successful further
development of the Semperit Group since then. On behalf of my colleagues,
I would like to thank her for all her hard work and the outstanding
results she has achieved. She has gone above and beyond what anyone could
ever expect of a CFO.” In the autumn of 2021, Preining took over CEO
responsibilities jointly with COO Kristian Brok on an interim basis.

 

Photo download Helmut Sorger, please click [1]here

For photos of Petra Preining, please click [2]here

 

For queries, please contact:

 

Monika Riedel           

Director Group Brand Management,      

Corporate Spokesperson

+43 676 8715 8620

[3]monika.riedel@semperitgroup.com

 

Judit Helenyi

Director Investor Relations 

+43 676 8715 8310 

[4]judit.helenyi@semperitgroup.com

 

[5] www.semperitgroup.com

[6] www.linkedin.com/company/semperit-ag

About Semperit

The publicly listed company Semperit AG Holding is an internationally
oriented group that develops and produces highly specialised polymer
products for the industrial and medical sectors, selling them in over 100
countries around the world: hydraulic and industrial hoses, conveyor
belts, escalator handrails, construction profiles, cable car rings,
products for railway superstructures, and examination and surgical gloves.
Founded in 1824, this long-standing Austrian company has its headquarters
in Vienna, Austria. The Semperit Group employs around 7,000 people
worldwide, including some 3,800 in Asia and approximately 900 in Austria
(Vienna and production site Wimpassing, Lower Austria). The Group has 16
manufacturing facilities worldwide and numerous sales offices in Europe,
Asia, Australia, and America. In 2021, the Group generated revenue of EUR
1,182.2 million and an EBITDA of EUR 361.8 million.

 

 

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Language: English
Company: Semperit AG Holding
Am Belvedere 10
1100 Wien
Austria
Phone: +43 1 79 777-310
Fax: +43 1 79 777-602
E-mail: judit.helenyi@semperitgroup.com
Internet: www.semperitgroup.com
ISIN: AT0000785555
Listed: Vienna Stock Exchange (Official Market)
EQS News ID: 1431111

 
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