Epple Druckfarben AG: Andreas Köpnick is new member of the Executive Board

Andreas Köpnick has been appointed as a new member of the Executive Board of Epple Druckfarben AG. © Epple Druckfarben AG

Epple Druckfarben AG, Neusäß, Germany, has appointed Andreas Köpnick to the Executive Board as of August 1, 2022. In his role on the Executive Board, Andreas Köpnick will be responsible for Commercial Management, Purchasing, Human Resources and Legal Affairs. Gunther Gerlach, Chairman of the Executive Board previously responsible for this area, will leave the company at his own request and by best mutual agreement on July 31, 2022.


The Executive Board of Epple Druckfarben AG will thus continue to consist of three members. In addition to Andreas Köpnick, these are Dr. Carl Epple, responsible for Production, Development and Innovation and, with immediate effect also Spokesperson of the Executive Board, and Stefan Schülling, responsible for Sales, Logistics and Product Line Management.

Andreas Köpnick is an experienced managing director from the processing industry, most recently as CFO at a supplier to the automotive industry. The graduate in business administration (FH) is looking forward to his responsible role on the Executive Board: "The printing and printing inks market is absolutely challenging and finds itself in the middle of a transformation. Functioning standards and lean processes are essential for the success of the company. I want to contribute to this with my decades of experience from the process-oriented supplier industry."

Michael Berz, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Epple Druckfarben AG: "We understand Gunther Gerlach's decision to leave the company. He has successfully developed and shaped the business of Epple Druckfarben AG since 2015 as a member of the Executive Board and then as Chairman of the Executive Board. We wish Gunther Gerlach all the best for his professional and personal future. At the same time, we are extremely pleased to have gained a new board member in Andreas Köpnick, who is at home in a strong medium-sized business and who is highly committed to supporting the path of entrepreneurial and technological progress of Epple Druckfarben AG.”

From 1 August 2022, the Executive Board of Epple Druckfarben AG will consist of Andreas Köpnick, Dr Carl Epple and Stefan Schülling (f.l.t.r.). © Epple Druckfarben AG

About Epple Druckfarben AG

Epple Druckfarben AG stands for pure perfection in every detail. Since it was founded in 1870, the company has epitomized continuous development and the highest quality standards. As one of the leading producers of offset inks, Epple has demonstrated its innovative strength in the early development of its mineral oil-free eco series and special ink types for very long intervals between wash-ups in perfecting. Its innovation is shown once more in its range of inks for food packaging with the patented products BoFood® MU and BoFood® Organic. The medium-sized family-run company places a high priority on sustainability and a flexible approach. Epple is rare among companies in that it offers customized solutions for the individual requests of its global customers.

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