Josef May Continues to Lead SPECTARIS

Josef May, managing director of Silhouette Deutschland, remains chairman of the German industry association Spectaris. The general meeting of the association confirmed the 60-year-old in his office on 10 September. Thus, May will be the head of the German industry association for two more years.

Josef May (Source: Spectaris)

This year’s general meeting, which has taken place entirely online for the first time, also confirmed the vice-chairmen – André Schulte (Weimann Emergency Medical Technology) and Ulrich Krauss (Analytik Jena) – in office. Mathis Kuchejda (Schmidt+Haensch) was also pleased with his re-election as treasurer on the board. On the morning of September 10, Dr Martin Leonhard (Karl Storz) was confirmed as chairman of the medical technology branch for a further three years, which means that Leonhard will remain part of the board of directors.

After his election, Mr May said: “The Spectaris board covers the entire spectrum of our industries. Especially in these difficult times, it is important that we speak with a strong voice for all member companies. With a view to dealing with the Corona consequences and with a view to the Bundestag election, we must make the technological and economic key role of our industries clear to policymakers once again.”

The general meeting was enriched by impulses from politics and business: With an outlook on the technological future of the Spectaris industries, the long-time Zeiss and Spectaris CEO Prof. Michael Kaschke opened the meeting. The pandemic situation was also a key topic this year: In her presentation, The State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, Claudia Dörr-Voß, explained the profound economic impact of the pandemic.

Spectaris is the German industry association for optics, photonics, analytical and medical technology, based in Berlin. The association represents four hundred predominantly medium-sized German companies. The consumer optics, photonics, medical technology, analytical, bio- and laboratory equipment sectors generated total sales of more than 73 billion euros in 2019 and employed around 328,000 people. (Source: Spectaris)

Link: SPECTARIS – Deutscher Industrieverband für optische, medizinische und mechatronische Technologien e.V., Berlin, Germany

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