Ralf W. Dieter,
born in 1961 in Germany, joined Dürr AG's Board of Management on January 1, 2005 and has been Chairman of the Board of Management since January 1, 2006. Mr. Dieter is responsible for the divisions Paint and Final Assembly Systems, Application Technology and Woodworking Machinery and Systems. After completing his studies in business administration, he joined DAT AG in Ratingen, where he held various management positions. From 1995, Mr. Dieter worked as a manager for IBM in Germany and France. In 1999 he became President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH, Oberkochen. Mr. Dieter joined the Dürr Group in May 2003 when he took over as CEO of our subsidiary Carl Schenck AG (Darmstadt). In this position he was responsible for the profound restructuring of the Schenck Group.