Dr. Matthias Erb has been appointed chairman of Arri’s executive board, effective as of January 1. The announcement was made by the supervisory board of the global film technology company. With this addition, the executive board will once again have three members, as it did in 2019.
In addition to his duties as chairman, Erb is responsible for the strategic alignment of the business along with the finance, human resources, legal, and quality management departments. Dr. Michael Neuhaeuser will continue to focus on operations and technology. Markus Zeiler will continue to oversee business and sales.
The new configuration will ensure that the members of the executive board can focus even more intensively on their respective areas while facilitating the further development of technologies and business models.
Prof. Dr. Hans-Joerg Bullinger, chairman of Arri’s supervisory board at Arri said, “Arri has already taken successful steps in the transformation from the analog to the digital age and has achieved record sales in 2021 despite the coronavirus pandemic. However, virtualization in our target markets will continue to advance and bring about changes to which we must adapt and, as market leaders, want to help shape proactively. Therefore, we will continue to work intensively on the future alignment of the company. On behalf of the supervisory board, I wish Dr. Matthias Erb a good start and great success with these complex and diverse challenges.”
Erb said, “I am very much looking forward to these exciting tasks, which I will be able to take on at this great company and in one of the most interesting industries. My goal is to position Arri for the future just as excellently as it has been positioned for most of its over 100-year history.”
Before coming to Arri, Erb spent almost 20 years in the automotive industry.