Klaus Eberhardt to continue as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of MTU Aero Engines AG
Munich, June 17, 2020 - Klaus Eberhardt (72) will continue to lead the Supervisory Board of MTU Aero Engines AG. This was decided unanimously by the Supervisory Board at its meeting today. Maintaining continuity at the helm of the Supervisory Board is a response to the special challenges presented by the coronavirus crisis.
“I am pleased to accept the task of continuing to actively accompany MTU’s development. The Supervisory Board has worked extremely well together in its existing composition and developed considerable expertise in issues concerning the company and the industry. Based on this, we, together with the Executive board, will successfully meet the crisis-related challenges,” said Eberhardt.
At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board also decided unanimously to raise the previously valid age limit for Supervisory Board members in general to 75. Given a general increase in life expectancy, this step will contribute to being able to secure valuable expertise and experience especially in MTU’s long-term business model.
The Annual General Meeting of MTU Aero Engines AG will be held virtually on August 5, 2020. Re-election of Eberhardt is not necessary, since his Supervisory Board mandate lasts until 2023.
MTU Aero Engines AG is Germany's leading engine manufacturer. The company is a technological leader in low-pressure turbines, high-pressure compressors, turbine center frames as well as manufacturing processes and repair techniques. In the commercial OEM business, the company plays a key role in the development, manufacturing and marketing of high-tech components together with international partners. Some 30 percent of today’s active aircraft in service worldwide have MTU components on board. In the commercial maintenance sector the company ranks among the top 5 service providers for commercial aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The activities are combined under the roof of MTU Maintenance. In the military arena, MTU Aero Engines is Germany's industrial lead company for practically all engines operated by the country's military. MTU operates a network of locations around the globe; Munich is home to its corporate headquarters. In fiscal 2018, the company had a workforce of some 10,000 employees and posted consolidated sales of approximately 4.6 billion euros.