The President and CEO, Dr. Gunther Wobser, together with the outgoing managing directors of GFL, Ulrike Mischel, Dieter Bubel and the chairman of the works council, Mike-Peter Klotz (from left).

At the end of 2018, the world market leader for temperature control, LAUDA, announced the acquisition of the laboratory technology specialist GFL from Burgwedel. In order to ensure a smooth transition, the previous managing partners of GFL, Ulrike Mischel and Dieter Bubel, continued as managing directors until the end of June 2019. Now LAUDA has taken the next step towards successful integration into the LAUDA Group with the appointment of Andreas Degmayr as the new Managing Director of GFL.

At the end of June, Dr. Gunther Wobser, CEO and President of LAUDA and also CEO of the youngest subsidiary GFL, invited the two former shareholders Ulrike Mischel and Dieter Bubel to a farewell reception. He expressed his thanks for the trusting cooperation during the purchase initiation phase and above all as colleagues in the management during the intensive last six months.

A big responsibility for LAUDA
The staff paid tribute to both of them with an original gift and words of thanks from the chairman of the works council, Mike-Peter Klotz, for the decades of management of the successful, traditional company. Dr. Gunther Wobser is aware of his responsibility: "GFL is a proud family business with over 50 years of successful activity. The values and excellent reputation of the GFL brand fit well with LAUDA. The high-quality water baths, freezers and distillation plants are an excellent addition to the portfolio. I would like to thank the second generation and promise to continue the successful tradition within the LAUDA Group with now 500 temperature experts at two German locations". On 1 July, the experienced engineer Andreas Degmayr was appointed as an additional managing director 'on site'. Antje Peters, who has been with the company for many years, is responsible for the commercial area.