Leifheit AG: Thomas Radke to become head of Leifheit on 1 January 2014


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Leifheit AG / Key word(s): Change of Personnel

09.12.2013 / 11:29

Thomas Radke to become head of Leifheit on 1 January 2014

Nassau, 9 December 2013 - Thomas Radke (52) is stepping down from the Management Board of Herlitz PBS AG at the end of the year to become CEO of Leifheit AG in Nassau on 1 January 2014.

As previously reported, Leifheit's Supervisory Board appointed him as the new CEO in September 2013; at the time, his start date was uncertain due to ongoing negotiations concerning his departure. Dr Claus-Otto Zacharias (59) remains part of the Management Board team as CFO, and will head up the company on an interim basis until the end of the year; in addition to his role as CEO, Radke will be responsible for Marketing, R&D and sales.

To recap, Thomas Radke has been a member of the Management Board of Herlitz AG since 2011, and has also served on the Board of Directors of Pelikan Holding AG since 2013. His previous managerial roles include positions in general management, marketing and sales at Carl Zeiss Vision in Aalen, Procter & Gamble/Wella in Geneva and Darmstadt, Effem/Mars in Verden and Henkel KGaA in Barcelona, Tianjin and Dusseldorf. In his career to date, Radke has gained a good reputation as an expert with an in-depth knowledge of branded consumer goods.

Further information is available on the company's website at www.leifheit.com.

About Leifheit:

Leifheit AG, founded in 1959, is one of the leading European brand suppliers of household items. The company stands for high-quality, innovative products with great utility and pioneering design in the sectors of cleaning, laundry care, kitchen goods and wellbeing. Leifheit and Soehnle are among the best known brands in Germany. Other than in the brand business, Leifheit AG operates in the service-oriented volume business via its French subsidiaries Birambeau and Herby. The Leifheit Group including its international branches employs a staff of about 1,000.

Leifheit AG
D-56377 Nassau
+49 2604 977218

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