After more than five successful years as the Spokesman of the Executive Board of the LÄPPLE Group, Klemens Schmiederer is retiring.

Stephan Itter (55), Chief Financial Officer of the LÄPPLE Group since 2017, has been appointed as the new Spokesman of the Executive Board.

The new Chairman of the LÄPPLE Group's Executive Board is Jörg Rödel (52). As Chief Operations Officer,

he has been responsible for the Production, Supply Chain, Purchasing and Development areas of business. Jörg Rödel comes from automotive supplier BROSE Fahrzeugteile, where he held responsible positions in Germany and abroad.

"We thank Mr. Schmiederer for his great commitment and further development of the LÄPPLE Group," says Wolfgang Leimgruber, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the LÄPPLE Group. "Mr. Schmiederer has strategically further developed the Group and contributed to its profitable growth. We are pleased to have found a competent successor in Mr. Itter as the new Spokesman of the Executive Board. In Mr. Rödel, the Chief Operations Officer, we have gained an expert with automotive and production experience.

The LÄPPLE Group wishes the two board members every success for the coming years.



The LÄPPLE Group is an international and independent supplier of press parts, bodyshell components, standard parts, rotary tables and automation solutions. Innovative product development, state-of-the-art technologies and the passion of its approximately 2,500 employees – for over 100 years, the name LÄPPLE has stood for quality and reliability. A unique practice-oriented training and further education offering by the certified education company LÄPPLE AUS- UND WEITERBILDUNG guarantees this efficiency in the future as well.
LÄPPLE AUTOMOTIVE is a specialist for sheet metal and forming solutions in the field of bodyshell construction for international premium automotive suppliers. As a system partner for forming and stamping tools, FIBRO Normalien offers not only numerous product innovations, but also services for process optimization in the global toolmaking market. FIBRO Rundtische carries a wide range of products with various models of rotary tables for the machine tool market and the automation industry. FIBRO LÄPPLE TECHNOLOGY (FLT) is the Group’s knowledge hub when it comes to automation. FLT develops, builds and installs intelligent automation solutions for customers worldwide.