07 / 2023
Ottobrunn, July 3, 2023 – Stefan Heczko takes over as new CEO and Managing Director of Christian Koenen Group
Christian Koenen Group welcomes Stefan Heczko on board as its new CEO and Managing Director. Heczko is a recognized growth expert in the segment of B2B technology companies. With his expertise especially with "hidden champions" in the manufacturing mid-market segment, he is the ideal successor to head the Munich based global technology leader for precision tools into its next phase of growth. He takes over the reins from his predecessor, Michael Brianda, who successfully led the Group for the past five years, positioning it as a strong and stable platform for further international growth. Already before his start, Heczko is full of enthusiasm: "From a customer perspective I have known the excellent reputation the Group enjoys. I am very much looking forward to continuing the Group’s success story and leading it together with my management team and our dedicated employees into the future."
The Christian Koenen Group is the global technology leader and the European market leading specialist for the development and manufacturing of high-precision premium stencils and screens for technical printing. With this appointment, the Group paves the way for further growth and for continued internationalization. Christian Koenen Group is part of the portfolio of the Munich-based mid-market private equity firm Afinum, which has been successfully shaping succession situations for growth companies for more than 20 years. Alongside Afinum, the founder and namesake of the Group, Christian Koenen, also remains invested.
The shareholders of the Group are very pleased to have won such an experienced growth expert for their common vision. Christian Koenen comments: "Our motto is 'ALWAYS ONE STEP AHEAD.' With Stefan Heczko, we welcome a new CEO who, in his previous positions, has fully proven his outstanding skills in transformation, innovation and internationalization. With this expertise and his humane approach, he will successfully lead the Christian Koenen Group into the future."
Stefan Heczko follows Michael Brianda, who successfully led the Group for five years and now dedicates himself to new professional challenges. Under his leadership, the Group has not only mastered challenging times in course of the the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain disruptions, but also forged and reinforced a stable foundation for long-term growth. Christian Koenen looks back on a successful collaboration, stating: "I believe I speak for the entire Koenen family when I express our deepest gratitude to Michael Brianda for his contributions and dedication."
Heczko assumes his position during a particularly exciting period. As a trusted partner of globally leading electronics developers and manufacturers, the Group serves broad range of markets, including semiconductor, mobility, electrical, measurement and sensor technology, as well as the medical technology industries. Going forward, focus areas will encompass the further expansion in the semiconductor, renewable energy, and medical technology applications, as well as advancing internationalization. "Our goal and commitment at the Christian Koenen Group remain that we reliably supply our customers with customized, innovative products and services of the highest quality and successfully solve our customers’ technological challenges in close cooperation with them" says Stefan Heczko, emphasizing the Group’s mission.
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