Changes to the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG New Head of ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Effective 1 January 2022, Dr. Markus Weber will succeed Dr. Ludwin Monz as Head of the ZEISS Medical Technology segment. Dr. Monz will be stepping down from his position as Executive Board member of Carl Zeiss AG of his own volition and by amicable agreement on 31 December 2021.

Effective 1 January 2022, Andreas Pecher will become Head of the ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology segment and member of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG. Andreas Pecher is currently Head of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Optics (SMO) strategic business unit.

Please read here entire press release on the respective changes.

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Dr. Ludwin Monz has been at the helm of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG since March 2010, and has been a member of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG since 2007. Moreover, on 1 January 2014 he was appointed a member of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG. In this role, Dr. Monz is responsible for Corporate Quality Management. He looks after the sales regions of Japan, Spain, France and Turkey. After completing degrees and a doctorate in physics at the University of Mainz, he worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, USA, and at the GSI Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (Center for Heavy Ion Research) in Darmstadt, as a scientist. He also holds an MBA from Henley Management College in Great Britain. He joined ZEISS in 1994 as a scientist, and two years later became Head of Geodetic Systems Development, before assuming overall responsibility for the business area. In 2000 he moved to ZEISS Medical Technology.

Dr. Markus Weber earned his undergraduate degrees and his doctorate at the universities of Karlsruhe and Ulm. He joined ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology in 2002 as a research associate. After holding a series of management positions in a variety of departments, in 2009 Dr. Weber became Head of Advanced Development in the Microsurgery business area of the Medical Technology business group. In 2010 Dr. Weber then became Head of Corporate Research and Technology for the ZEISS Group. 2015 saw him accept a role as Head of the Research Microscopy Solutions SBU, before also becoming Head of the Industrial Quality Research segment in 2018. A year later, in 2019, Dr. Weber was appointed a member of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG. He assumed responsibility for the ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology segment, for the Shared Production Unit and for the Korea sales region.

Mr. Andreas Pecher studied physics at the University of Würzburg and the University of Texas at Austin. He then earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the Kellogg School of Management and a Master’s in Engineering from the McCormick School of Engineering. In 1998, his career led him to work as an engineer in chip production and development at Motorola (now NXP) in Texas, USA. After completing his MBA in 2005, Mr. Pecher worked as a project manager at McKinsey & Company, focusing on high tech and semiconductors. As of 2010, he was Head of the Strategy and Business Development department at solar energy company Renewable Energy Corporation in Oslo and Munich. Then, in 2013, Mr. Pecher joined SMT as Head of Strategic Business Development. 2015 saw him accepting a role as Head of the Semiconductor Metrology Systems strategic business unit (SMS SBU) and, since 2017, he has been Head of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Optics strategic business unit.

Andreas Pecher

Andreas Pecher

Dr. Markus Weber

Dr. Markus Weber


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