Stefan Schülling becomes new board member of Epple Druckfarben AG

Epple Druckfarben AG, Neusäß, has appointed Stefan Schülling to the Executive Board as of 01.03.2020. Stefan Schülling will be responsible for the divisions sales and finance in his function as a member of the board. The Executive Board of Epple Druckfarben AG will thus consist of three members. In addition to Stefan Schülling, these are Gunther Gerlach, Chairman of the Executive Board and responsible for production, purchasing and human resources, and Dr. Carl Epple, responsible for development and innovation.

Stefan Schülling is looking forward to his responsible duty: "First of all, I would like to thank the Supervisory Board and the owner families for their trust. The market of the graphic arts industry is changing and therefore highly competitive. Nevertheless, I am convinced that as a medium-sized and flexible company we have numerous opportunities to continue to operate successfully in the market. In addition to the expansion of internationalisation, my activities in the coming months will focus on sales in the German-speaking market, which is very important for us.”

Stefan Schülling with many years of experience at Epple

The 43-year-old business economist Stefan Schülling has been working for Epple Druckfarben AG since 2011 and, as head of business development, has been jointly responsible for the business strategy and the internationalisation of the company in the recent years. Thus, Stefan Schülling founded Encres Epple France SAS as well as Epple Druckfarben Italia S.r.l. and has been working there as managing director since 2017. At PCO Europe B.V., he has also been the sole Managing Director since Epple took over shares in 2018.

Michael Berz, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Epple Druckfarben AG, welcomes the now completed three-member collegiate at the top of the printing ink manufacturer: "For Epple Druckfarben AG, it was important in perspective to add another member to the Executive Board. This will enable us to fully meet the challenges of the market environment. We are very happy to have filled this strategically important position with our long-standing employee Stefan Schülling. We wish him all the best for his future work in our company."

[Image caption] Stefan Schülling (43) will be the new board member for sales and finance at Epple Druckfarben AG, Neusäß, as of 01.03.2020. © Epple Druckfarben AG


Epple Druckfarben AG stands for unique perfection in every detail. Since 1870, Epple has em-bodied permanent further development and the highest of quality demands. As the leading producer of offset printing inks, Epple has demonstrated its power of innovation with early development of mineral oil-free eco-series and special types of ink for very long washing intervals in perfecting printing. This has also been demonstrated in the sector of inks for foodstuff packaging with the patented products BoFood® MU and BoFood® Organic. PURe® is setting new standards as a third technology offset ink system, which completely avoids the use of metal dryers or photo initiators. Both sustainability and flexibility in business are top priorities at the medium-sized, family-run company. Unlike practically any other company, Epple is in the position to provide tailor made solutions for the individual requirements of their global customers.