Change at the helm of Rohde & Schwarz: Manfred Fleischmann succeeds Michael Vohrer

After a long career with Rohde & Schwarz spanning 35 years, including seven years on the Executive Board and five years as its Chairman, Michael Vohrer (62) has announced his retirement. An electrical engineer by profession, Vohrer played a key role in the company's success throughout the years. One of his major contributions was achieving market leadership in the field of mobile radio test and measurement when he headed that division. The company's entry into the oscilloscope market, which is now underway, marks the end of his long and productive career. As of July 1, 2010, his colleague Manfred Fleischmann will serve as President and CEO. Gerhard Geier, previously Head of the Radiomonitoring and Radiolocation Division, has been newly appointed to the Executive Board. Managing partner Christian Leicher remains on the Executive Board.

A proven T&M expert, Michael Vohrer mapped out important new paths for Rohde & Schwarz: He launched the R&S CMU200 universal radio communication tester, one of the company's all-time best selling products. Vohrer is leaving the company for personal reasons: "Now that we have successfully guided the company through the economic crisis and I see that things are back on the right track, I would like to start enjoying my well-earned retirement."

With the new Executive Board, comprised of Manfred Fleischmann, Christian Leicher and Gerhard Geier, Rohde & Schwarz will continue to rely on the proven combination of long-standing experience and innovative expertise.

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