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Schmitt takes over as HOMAG's new CEO

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Dr. Daniel Schmitt

Dr. Daniel Schmitt (51) will become the new CEO of HOMAG Group AG effective Jan. 1. He will succeed Ralf W. Dieter (60), who is handing over both this role and his position as CEO of the parent company Dürr at the end of the year, following a successful career.
Schmitt has been a member of HOMAG’s Board of Management since mid-2021. Prior to joining HOMAG, Schmitt, who holds a PhD in chemical engineering, oversaw the Dürr Group’s environmental technology segment.
Schmitt’s taking over as CEO is part of the long-term future planning for HOMAG. Ralf W. Dieter has held the position temporarily to reintroduce the advantages of a medium-sized company at HOMAG and build even closer customer relationships, while promoting the opportunity to invest heavily at the HOMAG sites to pave the way for sustainable growth.
Meanwhile, Schmitt has been able to use this phase to gain a clear insight into HOMAG and establish contact with both customers and the workforce.
“The time I have spent with Ralf Dieter at the helm of HOMAG has given me a great head start,” Schmitt said.
“I have got to know HOMAG as a fascinating company with highly motivated employees, and I have had the opportunity for extensive dialog with the customers. Due to reintroducing the advantages of a medium-sized company and the huge investments we have initiated, HOMAG is on course for sustained, profitable growth.
“We have also strengthened our position in the solid-wood business through acquisitions and can thus benefit from the worldwide trend toward sustainable construction using wood. I look forward to working with all employees and will lead HOMAG as a team player.”

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