Merseburg, 17. November 2022.
Today APK AG announced that Klaus Wohnig has resigned as CEO and chairman of the Management Board of APK AG for personal reasons and that Dr. Robert Marx will join as CTO and member of the Management Board, effective as of December 1, 2022.
Dr. Robert Marx, who previously worked for Clariant AG, will take responsibility for R&D, operations und project development. Susanne Küppers, CFO and member of the Management Board of APK AG will take over on an interim basis the responsibilities of Klaus Wohnig.
‘I deeply regret that there is no alternative course of action for me at the moment. But in the current exciting phase of expansion the company needs a management board that can give the company with its full focus and energy. I am handing over a company that is very well prepared for this, and in Susanne Küppers and Dr. Robert Marx we have a very competent management duo who will successfully implement the company’s goals. I wish them every success and will stay connected to the company’, Klaus Wohnig commented.
‘We appreciate Klaus Wohnig’s contributions over the last ten years with APK, which have been crucial to achieve today’s maturity: ready for the breakthrough into a truly circular economy for polyolefins. We thank Klaus for his successful work and our trustful cooperation. We wish him all the best for his personal and professional future. And we heartily welcome Robert on board; we are convinced that he is the right CTO to lead APK to a successful future. We wish him every success”, Casper Frijns, Chairman of the Supervisory Board said.
‘We are looking forward to our future cooperation and to continue to strengthen the successful development of APK and its innovative Newcycling®technology in the future’, emphasize Susanne Küppers and Dr. Robert Marx in a first personal statement.
High-quality recycling technologies for plastic products play a crucial role in the transformation of the plastics industry towards a circular economy. APK’s Newcycling® technology will help to close the material loop for products that could not be recycled up to now.