22 December 2020
Aixtron appoints chief financial officer
The Supervisory Board of deposition equipment maker Aixtron SE of Herzogenrath, near Aachen, Germany has appointed Dr Christian Danninger as a new member of the firm’s Executive Board in the role of chief financial officer (CFO), effective 1 July 2021 or earlier. The appointment is for a period of three years.
Danninger was most recently group CFO of Putzmeister Holding GmbH and CFO of Sany Europe GmbH, both companies of the Sany Group. The 41-year-old has extensive international experience in finance and accounting, compliance, law, IT and mergers & acquisitions (M&A). With a doctorate in law and master in economics, his responsibilities in corporate and organizational development included the optimization of financial processes and reporting, the development and restructuring as well as the optimization of the organizational structures of various corporate divisions, and driving forward digitalization and human resources development.
As chief financial officer, Danninger will assume responsibility for finance and accounting, controlling, compliance, legal, human resources, and investor relations at Aixtron no later than 1 July 2021. With his appointment, the Supervisory Board considers the announced generation change in the Executive Board to be completed.
“As a proven financial expert with extensive experience in the machinery and equipment industry, Dr Danninger is an excellent addition to the Executive Board team to jointly drive the company's growth strategy,” believes Kim Schindelhauer, chairman of the Supervisory Board. “He will leverage his broad expertise on an operational and strategic level at Aixtron in a targeted manner,” he adds.