New Head of Business Unit Edgebands

(Buttenwiesen, 23 January 2024) Antonio Cardona has been appointed as a new Head
of Business Unit Edgebands effective from 1 January 2024. Cardona will replace Fredy
Hiltmann, who announced in September 2023 his retirement from SURTECO.
Cardona is currently member of the Executive Committee of the Proadec Group and
Member of the Management Board of Proadec Brazil and Chapacinta Mexico both part
of SURTECO Group. He has worked internationally throughout his career including leading
the delivery of major international projects, and running operations and sales activities,
in Europe, Asia and North America. Hiltmann stepped down from his role last December.

Wolfgang Moyses, SURTECO Group CEO, said:

“Antonio has been with Proadec, a company of SURTECO Group, since 2005. He has
impressed the Board with the impact he has made over the last 19 years to our business,
our customer relationship and to the people. He brings a clear customer and
business focus. Antonio is a dynamic, values-driven business leader who has a strong
industrial background and an excellent track record of delivery in the Edgeband industry.
We are very happy to welcome Antonio as our Head of Business Unit Edgeband in
our Senior Executive team.”

“On behalf of the Board, we thank Fredy for his leadership and valuable contribution in
a challenging time and wish him personally and professionally all the best.”

Fredy Hiltmann, ex Head of Business Units Edgeband, said:

“My time with SURTECO was very enriching and I look back with an enormous satisfaction.
I am pleased that Antonio will now lead the Business Unit into its next phase. I wish
Antonio and everyone at SURTECO all the best and a very bright future”.

Antonio Cardona, Head of Business Units Edgeband, said:

“It’s an honor to lead the Business Unit Edgeband. This Business Unit has great people
that love our customers and products. I’m convinced about the substantial value we can
create together as a team. Now, more than ever, our focus must remain on operating
safely and efficiently, executing with excellence, and always focusing on customers and
people. This is how we will be a selected partner of choice for our stakeholders.”
Antonio Cardona will be based in Portugal and will report directly to Wolfgang Moyses,

Antonio Cardona vita
Antonio Cardona is Portuguese, 50, has a degree in economics and an MBA in Financial
Management, Controlling and Audit. He comes from Proadec, a company of the
SURTECO Group where he has spent the last 19 years, the last 10 years as a Managing
Director. Before, he was at Corticeira Amorim-Indústria, SA in different strategic positions
in Portugal, USA, UK, and Japan.