Andrea Frenzel appointed newest member of SCHOTT AG Board of Management

Wednesday, December 21, 2022, Mainz, Germany

  • Starting on April 01, 2023, Dr. Andrea Frenzel (52) will become the newest member of the SCHOTT AG Board of Management, succeeding Hermann Ditz (63), who will enter his well-deserved retirement.

Mrs. Frenzel is currently President of the Intermediates Operating Division at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen. At SCHOTT, she will be assuming responsibility on the Board of Management for three business units and two overarching corporate functions, for which Mr. Ditz was previously responsible.

"We are pleased to have Dr. Frenzel, a successful, internationally experienced manager, join our company," said Dr. Bolle, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SCHOTT AG.

"Mr. Ditz has performed outstanding work for SCHOTT. We thank him for his many years of successful commitment and wish him all the best for his retirement," Dr. Bolle continued.

Short Biography

Andrea Frenzel (52) began her professional career in 1997 at BASF AG. She held several positions at BASF, including Vice President, Business Management Pigments North America for the BASF Corporation. Her most recent role was President, Operating Division Intermediates at BASF SE, which she has held since 2018. She studied chemistry at the University of Göttingen, where she received her diploma and afterwards received her Doctorate Degree in Inorganic Chemistry in 1995.

Andrea Frenzel

Pioneering – responsibly – together

These attributes characterize SCHOTT as a manufacturer of high-tech materials based on specialty glass. Founder Otto Schott is considered its inventor and became the pioneer of an entire industry.Always opening up new markets and applications with a pioneering spirit and passion – this is what has driven the #glasslovers at SCHOTT for more than 130 years. Represented in 34 countries, the company is a highly skilled partner for high-tech industries: Healthcare, Home Appliances & Living, Consumer Electronics, Semiconductors & Datacom, Optics, Industry & Energy, Automotive, Astronomy & Aerospace. In the fiscal year 2021, its 17,300 employees generated sales of 2.5 billion euros. SCHOTT AG is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the oldest foundations in Germany. It uses the Group's dividends to promote science. As a foundation company, SCHOTT has anchored responsibility for employees, society and the environment deeply in its DNA. The goal is to become a climate-neutral company by 2030.

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