The Supervisory Board of Schott AG has appointed Dr Frank Heinricht (pictured) to the position of its new Chairman of the Board of Management.

Dr Heinricht is currently Chairman of the Board of Management of Heraeus Holding GmbH. He completed a degree in physics and a doctorate in engineering at the Technical University of Berlin and began his professional career at TEMIC Semiconductors.

After holding positions as General Manager and Chairman of the Integrated Circuits Division, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of TEMIC Semiconductor Group in 1998. In 2003, he joined Heraeus Holding GmbH as Member of the Board of Management. He was appointed Chairman of the Board and Labour Director in 2008.

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Schott AG, Dr Dieter Kurz, said: “We are pleased that we were able to recruit Dr Heinricht, an outstanding manager, as the new Chairman of the Board of Management. His experience in managing a company with a complex portfolio makes him ideally suited to lead Schott.”