After 16 successful years in senior management at ebm‑papst, Hans Peter Fuchs (62), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will leave the company as planned in the third quarter 2024.
Harald Klaiber (46), his successor and a former member of the Executive Board of the INDEX Group, Esslingen, has been in post since June 1, 2024.

Fuchs played a key role in the successful and steady growth and development of the ebm‑papst Group and positioned the Finance division on an international and future-oriented basis. During his tenure as CFO, the turnover of the world’s leading manufacturer of fans and motors has increased from approximately EUR 900 million to approximately EUR 2.5 billion.

The shareholders and Supervisory Board of ebm‑papst would like to express their sincere thanks to Hans Peter Fuchs for his important contributions to the overall success and development of the company.
The transfer of responsibility for Finance to Harald Klaiber marks the completion of the generational change in senior management, with the company now well equipped for the challenges of the future.

Dr. Klaus Geißdörfer, Chief Executive Officer of the ebm‑papst Group: “Hans Peter Fuchs, with his outstanding professional expertise and his appreciative and collaborative management style, has played a decisive role in shaping and advancing the continuous development of ebm‑papst over many years. This is particularly true in view of the major challenges of recent years, which he played a key role in overcoming. We are incredibly grateful to him for his important work in shaping the Finance division and wish him all the best for this new chapter in his life.”

Hans Peter Fuchs: “I am pleased I was able to play my part in the company’s long-term development and would like to thank my team and my colleagues on the Executive Management Board as well as the shareholders and the Supervisory Board for working with me so successfully over the years.”

Harald Klaiber, a seasoned executive with international experience, takes over the Group’s Finance & Controlling divisions as CFO as of June 1, 2024. Klaiber comes from the world’s leading manufacturer of CNC lathes, Esslingen-based INDEX Group, where he had been a member of the Management Board since 2017 and was responsible, among other things, for the successful development and implementation of corporate strategy, as well as the management and realignment of the Finance & Treasury, Controlling, Process Management & IT and Digitalization divisions. Prior to this, he spent more than 16 years in various management positions at Carl Zeiss AG / the ZEISS Group in Germany.

“In Harald Klaiber, we are gaining an extremely experienced manager for the long-term, successful, and future-oriented development of our family business.
We have now completed the generational change within the Executive Management Board and, as a stable management team, are set to lead ventilation technology into a new era,” says Geißdörfer.

Hans Peter Fuchs hands over as CFO to Harald Klaiber (Source: Alexey Testov)
Hans Peter Fuchs hands over as CFO to Harald Klaiber (Source:Alexey Testov)