Dr. Wolf Zestermann retired from the Management Board of Salvana Tiernahrung GmbH with effect as of 31 December 2017 after working in the Salvana Group for nearly 40 years.

He was succeeded on 1 January by Michael Hentrich MBA, who as authorised signatory of the company was previously manager responsible for the complete administration. Hentrich joined the company in 1999 and began his career at Salvana in the Controlling and Tax sector. He has been authorised signatory for the company since 2013, concentrating on the administration sector where he performed valuable work in implementing logistic improvement projects for the company, for example the construction of the new company head office in Klein-Offenseth-Sparrieshoop and the warehouse site in Kretzschau.

The Managing Director Rolf Döring, for many years a companion of the now retired Managing Director, regrets that his shared time with Zestermann on the Management Board, where they steered the fates of the company together, has now come to an end. “Dr. Wolf Zestermann is acknowledged throughout the industry, at home and abroad, as a profound connoisseur of the material of mineral feed production and sales. The company thanks him for his outstanding contribution to the sustainable success in developing the business further. In particular he always promoted and strengthened the export sector in his years of service. With the transfer of his shares in the business to the Salvana-Zestermann Family Foundation in 2009, which is today the largest and determining shareholder of the Salvana Group with a good three quarters of all the business shares, he has made a key contribution to the long-term further development of the Group in the coming decades – this is a very special entrepreneurial act in a family business which is ultimately also connected with personal sacrifice.”