WEINHEIM, Germany—Wolfram Freudenberg has retired from the chair of the board of partners at the Freudenberg Group after reaching the retirement age of 73 on June 24.
Martin Wentzler was elected as Freudenberg Group's new chairman.
Freudenberg had been a member of the board of partners since 1975 and its chairman since 2005. He took a rest from office between 1988-91.
In the past nine years, he oversaw the strategic development of the company—in particular the corporate legal reorganization and establishment of Freudenberg S.E.
Wentzler, like Freudenberg, is a great-great-grandson of Carl Johann Freudenberg, founder of the company.
In 1993 Wentzler was elected to the Freudenberg & Kommanditgesellschaft board of partners. Since then, he has been a member of the human resources and audit committees and since the beginning of 2013 deputy chairman of the board of partners/supervisory board. In addition, he represents partners' interests as CEO of Treuhand Weinheim.