Change at the Helm of Rohde & Schwarz: Manfred Fleischmann Succeeds Michael Vohrer

By Rohde Schwarz, PRNE
Monday, July 5, 2010

MUNICH , Germany, July 6, 2010 - After a long career with Rohde & Schwarz spanning 35 years, including
seven years on the Executive Board and five years as its Chairman, Michael
(62) has announced his retirement. An electrical engineer by
profession, Vohrer played a key role in the company's success throughout the
years. One of his major contributions was achieving market leadership in the
field of mobile radio test and measurement when he headed that division. The
company's entry into the oscilloscope market, which is now underway, marks
the end of his long and productive career. As of July 1, 2010, his colleague
Manfred Fleischmann will serve as President and CEO. Gerhard Geier,
previously Head of the Radiomonitoring and Radiolocation Division, has been
newly appointed to the Executive Board. Managing partner Christian Leicher
remains on the Executive Board.

A proven T&M expert, Michael Vohrer mapped out important new paths for
Rohde & Schwarz: He launched the R&S CMU200 universal radio communication
tester, one of the company's all-time best selling products. Vohrer is
leaving the company for personal reasons: "Now that we have successfully
guided the company through the economic crisis and I see that things are back
on the right track, I would like to start enjoying my well-earned

With the new Executive Board, comprised of Manfred Fleischmann, Christian
and Gerhard Geier, Rohde & Schwarz will continue to rely on the
proven combination of long-standing experience and innovative expertise.

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