Bünger, who holds a doctorate in metallurgy, will oversee the Operations division at Executive Board level starting in the new fiscal year
The Supervisory Board of Aurubis AG has appointed Dr. Thomas Bünger to the company’s Executive Board. Starting October 1, 2018, the 50-year-old will be responsible for the Operations division, which he currently heads as Senior Vice President. The new appointment is for three years initially.
“In light of the Aurubis strategy of processing increasingly complex raw materials and thus growing into a multi-metal supplier, the Operations division is gaining even more significance. The Supervisory Board has decided to incorporate this division directly in the Executive Board,” explained Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt, Supervisory Board Chairman of Aurubis AG. “Dr. Thomas Bünger has an excellent knowledge of Aurubis thanks to his many years with the company. We are confident that he will bring the right momentum to the Operations division to achieve Aurubis’ strategic goals.”
Dr. Bünger studied metallurgy and material science at TU Freiberg; he earned his doctorate in non-ferrous metallurgy there in 2006. After many years in the semiconductor industry, Dr. Bünger switched to what is now Aurubis AG in 2005. Since then, he has overseen different production plants, divisions, and sites within the company. In the course of the company’s organizational restructuring on October 1, 2017, he assumed group-wide responsibility for the Operations division as Senior Vice President.
Aurubis AG is a leading global provider of non-ferrous metals and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide. The company processes complex metal concentrates, scrap metals, organic and inorganic metal-bearing recycling materials, and industrial residues into metals of the highest quality. Aurubis produces more than 1 million tons of copper cathodes annually, and from them a variety of products such as wire rod, continuous cast shapes, profiles, and flat rolled products made of copper and copper alloys. Aurubis produces a number of other metals as well, including precious metals, selenium, lead, nickel, tin, and zinc. The portfolio also includes additional products such as sulfuric acid and iron silicate.
Sustainability is a fundamental part of the Aurubis strategy. “Aurubis responsibly transforms raw materials into value” – following this maxim, the company integrates sustainable conduct and business activities into the corporate culture. This involves a careful approach to natural resources, responsible social and ecological conduct in everyday business, and sensible, healthy growth.
Aurubis has about 7,200 employees, production sites in Europe and the US, and an extensive service and distribution system in Europe, Asia, and North America.
Aurubis shares are part of the Prime Standard Segment of the German Stock Exchange and are listed in the MDAX and the Global Challenges Index (GCX).