Südzucker appoints new board member
In a meeting on February 1, 2012, the supervisory board of Südzucker AG Mannheim/Ochsenfurt, Mannheim, voted in favor of appointing Dr. Lutz Guderjahn (46) to Südzucker's executive board effective July 17, 2012, after adjournment of the annual general meeting of CropEnergies AG, Mannheim. Guderjahn is to succeed Prof. Dr. Markwart Kunz (63), who holds the engineering, as well as research and development portfolios. Kunz will retire at the end of Südzucker's annual general meeting on August 1, 2013.
Guderjahn became a member of CropEnergies AG's executive board in 2006, after he had established the bioethanol segment in Südzucker Group and the subsidiary was listed on the stock exchange. He earned a PhD in chemistry in Braunschweig, Germany, and joined Südzucker in 1995. His initial job responsibilities included positions in production, the central research and development division and the functional food segment (BENEO-Palatinit).