Global printing equipment manufacturer Koenig & Bauer has confirmed Dr Andreas Pleßke and Dr Stephen Kimmich as the people to lead the company into 2024 beyond, as CEO and deputy CEO respectively as of 1 January, 2024.

Dr Pleßke has been a member of Koenig & Bauer’s management board since 2014 and acted as spokesman for the management board, under the guise of Special segment CEO since 2021. This business area covers metal decorating, printing on glass and hollow containers, ID systems, banknote and security printing, and authentication solutions. He also currently serves as chairman of the drupa committee.

Dr Kimmich, chief financial officer (CFO), now adds the position of deputy CEO to his responsibilities. Born in the US but having spent much of his professional career working in Germany, Dr Kimmich has been CFO at Koenig & Bauer since April 2020.

There are no changes to the responsibilities of the other members of the Koenig & Bauer management board, which includes: Christoph Müller, who is responsible for the Digital & Webfed segment; Ralf Sammeck, responsible for the Sheetfed segment; and Michael Ulverich, COO.