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Jürgen Wild new VA TECH ELIN EBG Board Chairman (E)

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With effect from November 2, 2004,Jürgen Wild, 43, will become the new VA TECH ELIN EBG Chairman. He thereby replaces Klaus Sernetz, who since assuming his position as VA TECH Chairman on July 1, 2004, has also continued to act as the head of the Infrastructure Division, as an interim solution until a successor was found. As before, the VA TECH ELIN EBG Managing Board will be completed by Stefan Hase and Herbert Kaufmann .

Following several years as an army officer, Jürgen Wild, a graduate in mechanical and aerospace engineering, started his international career at Alstom Energie in Nuremberg in 1991. Here, he rose to become head of the Steam Turbine Business Area. Between 1998 and 2001, Jürgen Wild then served as the Senior Vice President of the Paris-based Alstom Power Generation international power station service for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Among his responsibilities were the reorientation of service business and the acquisition of various service companies. Subsequently, Jürgen Wild returned to Germany for three years, where he served as the CEO in the Frankfurt-based Cegelec Anlagen- und Automatisierungstechnik, and among other matters had a major influence on the Austrian business of this international plant building company. Jürgen Wild, who speaks German, English and French, looked after business in Poland, Portugal, the USA and Nigeria and reported directly to the Cegelec headquarters in Brussels. At the beginning of this year, as a proven branch expert, Jürgen Wild became the Senior Vice President for Marketing and Sales in the Cegelec Group and was located in Brussels. In his private life the future VA TECH ELIN EBG Chairman runs at a hobby and spends as much time as possible with his wife and two children.

As the VA TECH ELIN EBG Chairman, Jürgen Wild will also join the VA TECH Managing Board, which apart from the Chairman, Klaus Sernetz, and the Vice-Chairman Gerhard Falch, consists of the CFO, Hanno Bästlein, and Christian Habegger. With the appointment of Jürgen Wild, the VA TECH Managing Board is now complete.

end of announcement            euro adhoc 24.09.2004
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Branche: Technology
ISIN:      AT0000937453
WKN:        093745
Index:    ATX, ATX Prime, WBI
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