With this choice, an internal solution has unanimously been decided upon. The shareholders explain: “In comparison to external candidates, Stefan Brandl came through as a team player with strong leadership skills, a high level of professionalism and a vision for the future”. As a member of the Board of Directors of the group, Brandl has for the last six months lead the strategic course of the company together with his colleagues. Brandl, who has been working for the company since 1991, heads the Landshut division. “The trust my shareholders and my colleagues have given me is a great honor and incentive”, said Brandl. “I am committed to making sure that ebm-papst continues to expand its leading position as the Number One in the international market for fans and motors.” About Stefan Brandl Stefan Brandl graduated from the University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) in Schweinfurt, where he studied Electrotechnology, specializing in Energy Technology. As a qualified engineer, he then began his career with our corporate group in 1991. Since then, he has held a number of different management positions at ebm-papst. Since February 2007, Brandl has been Managing Director at ebm-papst Landshut GmbH and since May 2016, Group Managing Director of the ebm-papst Group. As Group Managing Director, he has a reputation as a sales expert and innovator, and his goal is to perpetuate the success story of the company for future generations. To achieve this, he sets store in a modern, team-oriented leadership style. Stefan Brandl is married and has two children. He was born in Kitzingen but currently lives with his family in Landshut.