During his highly successful tenure, Lindl, together with his management colleagues, led the fan specialist to become a global innovation driver and raised the corporate group to a turnover level of over €2 billion. The shareholders and the advisory board of ebm-papst would like to express their sincere gratitude for his achievements. Dr. Stephan Arnold (55), an internationally experienced manager, will take over the Group Management Division R&D on July 1, 2018. Dr. Arnold comes from Schuler AG, the world's largest manufacturer of presses, where as member of the Executive Board he was responsible for the division of Technology. Prior to that, he was Head of Group Development at Miele & Cie KG; and held various management positions within the Volkswagen Group in Germany and the USA. Stefan Brandl, Chief Executive Officer of the ebm-papst Group: "With Dr. Stephan Arnold, we have gained an outstanding head for our R&D department with whom we will continue to develop the company internationally and in a future-oriented manner. My special thanks go to my colleague Dr. Bruno Lindl for the trusting and successful cooperation over the past years".