Dr. Klaus Blickle appointed new Executive Board Chairman at TELEFUNKEN SE

Frankfurt am Main, 06 June 2013 – With effect from 1 June 2013, Dr. Klaus Blickle (58) has been appointed to the Executive Board of TELEFUNKEN SE, Frankfurt am Main and will be taking over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as of 1 July 2013. In this position, he will be succeeding Klaus-Peter Voigt (52), who will be taking on new management responsibilities at the Media-Saturn Group as of 1 July this year. Dr. Blickle holds a degree in physics and has over thirty years´ experience in the management of international companies in the aerospace, automotive and component industries, having held various positions in China, England, the USA, Canada and elsewhere.

Hemjö Klein, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at TELEFUNKEN SE, said: "I am very pleased that we have been able to recruit Dr. Klaus Blickle, an internationally-recognised and experienced manager, for this senior position, as someone who is able to effortlessly carry on the work of his predecessor. His résumé and personality fit perfectly with an international brand which embodies the tradition of German engineering skills like no other and today, still stands for high quality, innovation and outstanding performance coupled with classic design. Our sincere thanks go to Klaus-Peter Voigt for what he has achieved. He has played a major role in setting up and shaping the TELEFUNKEN Partner Alliance, which today includes some fifty corporate members and industrial business operations that are steadily gaining significance under the TELEFUNKEN brand. It is due to him that today the TELEFUNKEN brand has been revitalised on a worldwide scale."

Klaus Blickle began his career as Technical Manager of the Aviation Division at Buderus AG. From 1988 to 1992, he was Managing Director of a subsidiary company belonging to the  Blohm&Voss Group, before relocating to the Audi/Volkswagen Group in 1992. Here he held various managerial and executive positions until 2001. In 2002, Dr. Blickle moved to the automotive components industry, holding positions such as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) & President of the American Sunroof Corporation (ASC), CEO & President of the Magna subsidiary Tesma International (Magna Powertrain), CEO & President of EDAG and CEO & President of the worldwide automotive division of Harman International.

Prior to taking over the position of CEO at TELEFUNKEN SE, Dr. Blickle was Managing Partner in an M&A specialist and owns various industrial holdings. Dr. Blickle is an honorary member of the German Family Foundation Board of Trustees and a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Committee at the University of Michigan. Dr. Blickle grew up in India and the United Kingdom, he is married, has five children and lives with his family near Fulda.

Since the company was formed in 1903, the TELEFUNKEN brand has stood for the basic principles of German engineering, namely high quality and innovation. Together with companies belonging to the Telefunken Partner Alliance – a worldwide network of independent enterprises – as well as industry partners, products reflecting the traditional brand values are developed and distributed in the fields of consumer electronics, hi-fi, major electrical appliances, car entertainment, innovative lighting technologies, smart building/home control, home security, healthcare, IT and communications electronics.

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