Dr Thomas Ahlburg Quits as Stadler Group CEO

Stadler yesterday announced that due to ‘differences with regard to the ongoing strategic and organisational development of Stadler’ the management board and CEO Dr Thomas Ahlburg have decided to part ways.

The president of the management board, Peter Spuhler, will act as interim CEO with immediate effect until a successor is appointed.

Dr Thomas Ahlburg said he wanted to go in a new direction professionally and start working as an independent contractor. He will act as a senior advisor to the company until the end of 2020.

Peter Spuhler, on behalf of the board, thanked Dr Ahlburg for his efforts at Stadler in his role as Group CEO, which he had held since 1 January 2018. Prior to that he was CEO of Stadler Bussnang. During his time at Stadler Dr Ahlburg pushed ahead with the company’s internationalisation and its significant increase in capacity, which culminated in the successful initial public offering (IPO) on 12 April 2019.

Peter Spuhler, President of the Management Board, Stadler, said:

“Even though we weren't always of the same opinion, I got to know and appreciate Thomas as a passionate and pragmatic CEO.”

Peter Spuhler is Stadler’s former Group CEO. He is therefore very familiar with the operative and strategic leadership of the company. He expressed his confidence in both the staff and management team at Stadler, which he said was ‘reflected in the reliably operating rail vehicles around the world’.

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