WILLSTAETT, Germany–XSYS, a leading integrated solutions provider to the flexographic, letterpress and prepress printing markets, named Oliver Dohn its Chief Executive Officer, effective Nov. 15. Dohn succeeds Dagmar Schmidt and joins the Board of Directors.
He most recently was the CEO of Felss Group, a private equity backed global technology leader and manufacturer of components for the mobility industry. Earlier, he held leadership roles at Oerlikon Drive Systems, Bombardier Transportation and General Motors. The Board expressed full confidence that Dohn will build on the success of XSYS and noted that under his leadership expectations hold that XSYS will continue to be at the forefront of innovation in the industry, drive ongoing growth and further the excellent reputation it has with its customers, who are at the center of everything it does.
Schmidt was credited with having played a leading role in the company for more than 25 years, holding multiple executive positions, including as the group wide Chief Transformation Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and since February 2022 as the CEO. During her tenure she successfully led the carve-out of the company from Flint Group and transformed the business into a global leader in the flexographic printed packaging industry. Schmidt also guided the company through the COVID-19 crisis and more recently has navigated the business through a challenging macroeconomic backdrop, with significantly increased raw material costs and labor cost inflation. She decided the time is right to pursue other endeavors but will continue to serve the company in an advisory capacity, at Board level.