Cassidian: Gerwert succeeds Zoller
Bernhard Gerwert has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cassidian and Member of the EADS Executive Committee with immediate effect. He will succeed Stefan Zoller, who has decided to leave EADS.
Stefan Zoller has led the Group’s defence and security Division since 2005. Since 2011, Gerwert has been the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Cassidian, overseeing all business activities within the Division. Previously, from 2007 to 2011, he headed the Cassidian business units Air Systems and the Defence Electronics business unit from 2004 to 2007.
“It is imperative that we focus our efforts on those areas where we can deliver consistent revenues with strong margins. Bernhard has repeatedly proven his outstanding managerial skills, his credibility and standing inside and outside the Group is excellent. He not only has my full support but also that of the entire Board of Directors for this challenging job. Bernhard will provide Cassidian with the necessary new directions and impulses," said Tom Enders, CEO of EADS.
“I want to thank Stefan Zoller for his dedication to EADS and for nearly two decades of strong personal engagement in and for our industry. Under his leadership, Cassidian succeeded in improving significantly its profitability in a difficult market environment. Stefan also laid the foundation for future business growth by furthering the internationalisation of Cassidian. I wish him all the best for the future,” Enders added.