Schott & Zeiss Boards Confirm Chairman

Schott & Zeiss Boards Confirm Chairman

Dr. Dieter Kurz to Stay at the Helm


Thornwood, NY—The supervisory boards of Schott AG and Carl Zeiss AG have again each elected Dr. Dieter Kurz as their chairman. Dr. Kurz has chaired the supervisory boards of the special glass manufacturer as well as the optics and optoelectronics company since 2012.

Dr. Kurz is also chairman of the shareholder council of the Carl Zeiss Foundation, the sole owner of the two companies.

Dr. Dieter Kurz

“We are pleased that we can continue the good and successful collaboration with Dr. Kurz,” said Dr. Frank Heinricht, chairman of the management board of Schott AG.

Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke, president and chief executive officer of Carl Zeiss AG, added: “We are pleased that, with its reconfirmation of Dr. Kurz, the supervisory board has opted for stability, hence creating a good foundation for further successful years ahead.”

Dr. Dieter Kurz was president and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG from 2001 to 2010. Since 2012, he has been chairman of the shareholder council of the Carl Zeiss Foundation, which acts in the economic interests of the foundation vis-à-vis the two groups of companies in its ownership.

Carl Zeiss AG

The supervisory board of Carl Zeiss AG consists of 16 members, half of whom are representatives of the sole shareholder—the Carl Zeiss Foundation. The other half are representatives of the workforce, in accordance with the provisions of the German Codetermination Act.

Zeiss is an internationally technology enterprise operating in the optics and optoelectronics industries. The Zeiss Group develops, produces as well as distributes camera and cinema lenses, binoculars, measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses and semiconductor manufacturing equipment.

Schott AG

Schott is an international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of development, materials and technology expertise. It offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products as well as intelligent solutions. In addition, the parent company, Schott AG, has its headquarters in Mainz, Germany. It is also solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.