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VIA optronics AG Announces New Supervisory Board Member
Nuremberg, Germany: May 16, 2023 - VIA optronics AG (NYSE: VIAO) (“VIA” or the “Company”), a leading supplier of interactive display systems and solutions, today announced Udo Zimmer as new member of Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee.
The Supervisory Board conducted a criteria-based search and recruitment process to find a candidate with skills and experience that complement existing Supervisory Board members and further support the Company’s strategy. Accordingly, Udo Zimmer was appointed as a new Supervisory Board member effective May 4, 2023.
Jürgen Eichner, VIA’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased to welcome Udo to the VIA team. He is an accomplished CEO and CFO, with strong links into the electronics and display industries, and we are confident that his knowledge and abilities will add significant value to our Supervisory Board and Company as a whole. Having Udo on board will enable us to work locally with our auditors to shorten reporting cycles and improve internal efficiencies.”
Dr. Heiko Frank, Chairman of VIA’s Supervisory Board, added, “As a highly experienced CFO, Udo will provide additional expertise and will also perform the role as Chairman of the Audit Committee and will also be a member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee.”
Udo Zimmer has more than 30 years of senior management experience, including serving as CEO and CFO at Rema Tip Top AG, and in various other positions as CEO and CFO of industrial companies.
Mr. Zimmer succeeds Anil Doradla, who resigned from the Supervisory Board of VIA optronics AG effective as of March 31, 2023.
VIA is a leading provider of interactive display solutions for multiple end markets in which superior functionality or durability is a critical differentiating factor. Its customizable technology is well-suited for high-end markets with unique specifications and demanding environments that pose technical and optical challenges for displays, such as bright ambient light, vibration and shock, extreme temperatures, and condensation. VIA’s interactive display systems combine system design, interactive displays, software functionality, cameras, and other hardware components. VIA’s intellectual property portfolio, process know-how, optical bonding, metal mesh touch sensor and camera module technologies provide enhanced display solutions built to meet the specific needs of its customers.
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