Appointments at Spectro

Spectro Analytical Instruments has announced the appointment of Mr Franzotto Hornung as Chief Operating Officer. Mr Hornung, a graduate of the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, occupied key executive management positions at ABB and most recently was the Managing Director of Kramer Werke GmbH, located in Ueberlingen, Germany.
The company has also appointed Dr Joachim Heckel as Manager of Research and Development. Dr Heckel, a graduate of the Technical University of Dresden, assumes this position after 11 years as R&D Manager for Spectro’s XRF product line. Dr Heckel assumes the R&D responsibilities held previously by Professor Heinz Falk.
Professor Heinz Falk, who served for 11 years as Spectro Managing Director, has elected to retire effective 1 January 2002. Professor Falk graduated with a PhD in Physics from the Humboldt University of Berlin in 1968 and continued his career with the Academy of Sciences in Berlin. In 1972, Professor Falk was named one of the youngest Professors of the Academy and shortly thereafter was appointed as Deputy Director of the Institute for Optics and Spectroscopy.
In 1989 he joined Spectro as the Director of Research and Development and in 1991 was appointed as Managing Director.

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