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Change in the Franke Group Management Board

The Division President of Franke Foodservice Systems Christian Mathesius is leaving the Franke Group at his own request as of January 31, 2022. CEO Patrik Wohlhauser will take over the management of the division on an interim basis.

Christian Mathesius, CEO/President of Franke Foodservice Systems and member of the Group Management Board, has decided to leave the company for private reasons in order to pursue new professional challenges. He took over the overall management of the division in January 2019 and was previously responsible for the EMEA region for seven years. Until a suitable successor is found, Patrik Wohlhauser, CEO of the Franke Group, will take over the management of Franke Foodservice Systems on an interim basis. The Franke Group respects Christian Mathesius' decision and regrets his move. "We would like to thank Christian Mathesius for his great commitment and achievements, as well as his loyal management over the past ten years, during which he has contributed significantly to the success of our kitchen equipment business for quick service restaurants. We wish him all the best for the future,” says Patrik Wohlhauser.

About Franke

Franke belongs to the Artemis Group and is a leading global manufacturer and provider of solutions and equipment for domestic kitchens as well as for the professional fast food and coffee preparation sectors. The company is present worldwide and employs around 8,500 people in 40 countries. Net sales in the 2020 financial year amounted to approximately CHF 2.2 billion. Learn more at www.franke-group.com


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