Dr. Erik Ehrentraut Elected New Chairman of SMA Supervisory Board

At the meeting on February 11, 2015, Dr. Erik Ehrentraut was elected the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA/FWB: S92). This appointment was due to the death of Dr.-Ing. h. c. Günther Cramer in January 2015, who had held the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 2011.

Dr. Erik Ehrentraut served on the Managing Board of Flachglas AG from 1987 to 2000, and was its Chairman from 1991. At the same time, he held the position of Chairman of the Managing Board at Pilkington Deutschland GmbH from 1991 to 2000. Additionally, Dr. Erik Ehrentraut was Chairman of the Managing Board at FLABEG GmbH from 2000 to 2002. He had already chaired the Supervisory Board of SMA Solar Technology AG from 2004 until Günther Cramer was elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board in 2011. Kim Fausing, COO of Danfoss A/S, succeeds him as Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

The SMA Supervisory Board, which represents shareholders and employees equally, consists of Roland Bent, Peter Drews, Dr. Erik Ehrentraut (Chairman), Kim Fausing (Deputy Chairman), Dr. Winfried Hoffmann and Reiner Wettlaufer on the shareholder side. The employees are represented by Oliver Dietzel, Dr. Günther Häckl, Johannes Häde, Heike Haigis, Joachim Schlosser and Mirko Zeidler. 

About SMA 
The SMA Group with expected sales of more than €790 million in 2014 is the global market leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants and, as an energy management group, offers innovative key technologies for future power supply structures. It is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, and is represented in 21 countries. The Group employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. SMA’s broad product portfolio includes a compatible inverter for every type of module on the market and for all PV system sizes. The product range includes system technologies for grid-connected photovoltaic systems as well as off-grid and hybrid systems. The service portfolio is supplemented by comprehensive services and operational management of large-scale PV power plants. Since 2008, the Group’s parent company, SMA Solar Technology AG, has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and also in the TecDAX index.

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