Luciano Respini Proposed as New Member of the Board of Directors
Dr. Luciano Respini, president of Dow Europe, which is headquartered in Horgen (Switzerland), will be proposed as new member of the Sulzer Board of Directors at the annual general meeting on April 29, 2004. He shall reinforce the board with his extensive international experience.
Fred Kindle, delegate of the board and CEO of Sulzer Ltd, will resign from the board of directors as of the annual general meeting on April 29, 2004. In order to strengthen the board, it has been proposed that Dr. Luciano Respini be elected at the annual general meeting. Mr. Respini, 57 years old and an Italian citizen, has had a long, international career at Dow. He is a member of the executive management team of this global chemical corporation and president of Dow Europe, based in Horgen (Canton Zurich).
Leonardo E. Vannotti, Chairman of the Board of Sulzer Ltd: “With Luciano Respini we are proposing a candidate to the annual general meeting who has collected extensive international experience. This and his marketing and sales competence would complement the knowledge in the board in an ideal way. Luciano Respini is committed to actively supporting the further successful development of the Sulzer Corporation.”