VIENNA—Karl Haider has taken over as Semperit A.G. Holding CEO and chairman, succeeding Martin Fuellenbach who resigned in September.
Haider stepped into the new role Jan. 11, and his term will expire March 31, 2025.
Petra Preining, Semperit's chief financial officer, and Kristian Brok, Semperit's chief operating officer, assumed the responsibilities of a CEO on an interim basis following Fuellenbach's departure.
Haider comes to Semperit from Tata Steel Europe, one of the world's largest steel companies, where he served as chief commercial officer. While there, he served as director of downstream operations and led major M&A transactions.
"With Karl Haider, we were able to attract a highly qualified leader with extensive experience in large international industrial groups to chair the board of Semperit," Herbert Ortner, chairman of Semperit A.G. Holding's Supervisory Board, said in a statement. "I am looking forward to working with a proven industry expert who understands how to combine leadership, practical experience as well as technical and business knowledge in an outstanding way and thus fulfills all the prerequisites to successfully complete the next stage of Semperit Group's transformation together with his proven board colleagues."