Solms, Germany—The Supervisory Board of Leica Camera AG appointed Ronald Marcel Peters, 49, the new chief financial officer of Leica Camera AG.
Born in the Netherlands, Peters assumed the functions of Andreas Lobejäger on April 1, 2012. Lobejäger had occupied the position “with enormous success” since September 2007 but left the company at his own request on March 31, 2012.
The members of the executive and supervisory boards deeply regret his decision to leave. “Mr. Lobejäger took on the responsibilities of CFO in a difficult period for our company,” said Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, chairman of the supervisory board. “He played a crucial role in the restructuring and turnaround of the company, and his contribution was instrumental in enabling Leica Camera AG to achieve profitability and record revenues in 2011. As such, Mr. Andreas Lobejäger has more than earned our praise and appreciation.”
Ronald Marcel Peters brings to his new role numerous years of experience in controlling and management in the financial and IT segments and the optical industry. Until recently, he held the position of CFO at Leica Microsystems GmbH in Wetzlar, a company with which Peters had been involved almost continuously since 1998. Previously, he was CFO at Hach Lange Europe, a laboratory and online water analysis specialist.
“With the appointment of Mr. Ronald Marcel Peters, the executive board has now gained an experienced financial expert as a new colleague who is well versed in the needs of the optical industry. He is also very familiar with the city of Wetzlar, the location of our future company headquarters,” said Alfred Schopf, chairman of the executive board at Leica Camera AG. leica.com