• Ulrich Krauss Succeeds Analytik Jena Founder Klaus Berka as CEO
    Ulrich Krauss and Klaus Berka

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Ulrich Krauss Succeeds Analytik Jena Founder Klaus Berka as CEO

Sep 22 2016

The Board member responsible for Sales and Marketing, Ulrich Krauss, became the Company’s new CEO as of 1 October 2016. Klaus Berka, who founded Analytik Jena with two partners in April 1990 and has led the Company ever since, will become a member of the Supervisory Board as of 1 April 2017. Until then, he will sit on the Executive Board as the member responsible for the area of Innovation (Research and Development).

With the expansion of the Executive Board in the fall of 2015, the generational shift in the Company’s leadership was begun and the course set for the further development of Analytik Jena. “Our goal from the very beginning was to find a future-orientated succession plan,” said outgoing CEO Klaus Berka. With his extensive experience, he remains connected to the Company with his move to the Supervisory Board.

Ulrich Krauss has been a member of the Executive Board at Analytik Jena since November, 2015, and brings more than two decades of experience in various international management positions at the Carl Zeiss Group. He had been a member of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG in Jena for more than nine years before leaving in 2011 and most recently held the position of CEO at Carl Zeiss Vision, Inc, in the US before coming to Analytik Jena.

“Analytik Jena is a very customer-focused technology company in an exciting and expanding industry. In the new Executive Board team, we want to continue the successful development that this Company has achieved over the past 26 years and expand on it. I am inspired by the expertise and high motivation of our employees and the potential for further, profitable growth,” said Ulrich Krauss

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