Langkampfen, 21.04.2022

Jan Grigor Schubert to become Managing Director of STIHL Tirol GmbH in 2023

Jan Grigor Schubert will become the new managing director of STIHL Tirol GmbH on 1 January 2023. He succeeds Clemens Schaller, who will retire at the end of his contract on 31 December 2022. Martin Schwarz, STIHL executive board member for manufacturing and materials, highlights: "As the long-standing managing director of our subsidiary ZAMA, Mr. Schubert was able to demonstrate his in-depth knowledge of production and manufacturing, as well as his excellent leadership qualities in an international environment. I am delighted that we have been able to recruit Mr. Schubert for the management of STIHL Tirol and that we have succeeded in filling this important position with an experienced manager from our own ranks."

Jan Grigor Schubert was born on 10 June 1966 in Gütersloh (Germany). He is married and has one child. After completing his studies in mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University, he began his professional career in 1990 as a production planner at Robert Bosch GmbH. From 1996 to 2011, he held various management positions at BSH Hausgeräte in Germany, China and Brazil. Later, as a member of the management board of BSH China, he was responsible for the development of refrigeration appliances at several locations. Since January 2012, Jan Grigor Schubert has been the managing director of ZAMA, a wholly owned STIHL subsidiary that manufactures carburetors, precision mechanical parts and wire harnesses for motorised forestry and garden tools. "I would like to thank the Stihl family and the executive board for their trust. I am proud to have contributed to the success of ZAMA for over 10 years and to have worked with the team there to expand the company internationally and prepare it for a future without combustion engines. My thanks go to the entire ZAMA workforce for the many years of successful collaboration. I am now looking forward to a new challenge and to working with the team at STIHL Tirol in my new home country", says Jan Grigor Schubert.

Clemens Schaller has been the managing director of STIHL Tirol GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of the STIHL Group based in Langkampfen, Austria, since 1 May 2018. STIHL Tirol is a centre of excellence for ground-based gardening tools and a production site for numerous STIHL cordless products and garden tools. In 2020, the company employed 702 people. "Under the leadership of Clemens Schaller, STIHL Tirol has been able to consistently continue its growth course in recent years and set new records year after year. We would like to thank Mr. Schaller for his strong commitment and wish him all the best in his retirement", says STIHL board member Martin Schwarz. Clemens Schaller says: "I am very pleased that we, as a team, have managed to significantly expand our plant in Langkampfen since 2018. The enormous increase in production was only possible thanks to our high investments and the strong commitment of our workforce. The icing on the cake will be the in-house production of plastic parts for our assembly lines, which will go into operation in autumn 2022. Even though the last 2 years have been challenging with a pandemic, delivery bottlenecks and production running at full speed: I have always enjoyed it. Many thanks to all of the employees at STIHL Tirol for their successful and committed collaboration."

Information about STIHL Tirol:
STIHL Tirol GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of the STIHL Group and is based in Langkampfen, Austria. Cordless products are produced at this site and STIHL Tirol is also a centre of excellence for ground-based gardening tools. In 2020, the company employed 702 people.

STIHL company profile:
The STIHL Group develops, manufactures and distributes motorised equipment for forestry, agriculture, landscape management, the building industry and private garden owners. The product range is supplemented with digital solutions and services. Products are generally distributed through specialist dealers and STIHL's own online shops, which will be expanded internationally over the next few years. This includes 41 sales and marketing STIHL subsidiaries, around 120 importers and more than 54,000 specialist dealers in over 160 countries. STIHL manufactures products in seven countries worldwide: Germany, USA, Brazil, Switzerland, Austria, China and the Philippines. STIHL has been the best-selling chainsaw brand worldwide since 1971. The company was founded in 1926 and the corporate headquarters are in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany. In 2020, STIHL had 18,200 employees worldwide and a turnover of € 4.58 billion.

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