Lehner has been active in the family company since June 2014 and has worked in several areas of the company. The 34-year-old son of CEO Günther Lehner most recently served as regional manager for North America. He takes the place of Früh as CFO and will be responsible for finance, IT, Ddigitisation and human resources.
“I am happy to welcome my son as a member of the board. This is an important step in our efforts to plan ahead for a generation change at the top of the company,” said Günther Lehner.
Philipp Lehner studied at Nanjing University in China, at the European Business School London and at Harvard Business School in Boston. Prior to joining ALPLA, his career led him to the finance and consulting industry, including positions at McKinsey and H.I.G. European Capital Partners LLP.
As project manager, plant manager and regional manager in North America, he has gained a deep understanding of the world of ALPLA over the last five years. “ALPLA is a great company with dedicated employees. I am proud to be able to shape the future of our family company in my new role,” said Philipp Lehner.
Früh has held numerous management positions at ALPLA in more than 30 years at the company. He joined ALPLA Germany in 1987 and was appointed CFO in 1999.