Matthias Stotz to leave Junghans

August 2023

Matthias Stotz to leave Junghans

Matthias Stotz was appointed CEO of Junghans in 2008 and has spent 16 years at the helm of the German watch manufacturer. From 8 September 2023, Hannes Steim will lead Junghans as sole managing partner.


fter 16 successful years as CEO of the German watch manufacturer Uhrenfabrik Junghans, Matthias Stotz will leave the company on his own request as of September 8, 2023, to pursue new professional challenges.

“With Matthias Stotz, we are losing an extraordinary personality that led Junghans back to success again after the insolvency in 2008. Matthias Stotz has contributed greatly to the positive development of the brand”, states Dr. Hans-Jochem Steim, co-owner of Uhrenfabrik Junghans GmbH & Co. KG.

“We regret the decision of Matthias Stotz to leave our company. Over the past years, Matthias Stotz has significantly enhanced the brand’s profile, successfully developed the product portfolio, and strengthened the brand’s visibility and reputation. We thank Matthias Stotz for his valuable contribution and wish him all the best for his future endeavour”, says Hannes Steim, Managing Partner of Uhrenfabrik Junghans GmbH & Co. KG.

Matthias Stotz
Matthias Stotz

“I am leaving Junghans with mixed emotions. On the one hand, I have spent 16 intense and successful years at Junghans, where I fully identified with the company and my responsibilities. I will miss the brand and its people. On the other hand, I am looking forward to a new chapter, embracing my upcoming challenges with a positive outlook. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the owners, Dr. Hans-Jochem Steim and Hannes Steim, for their immense trust in me and the extraordinary opportunity to work for such an important brand. This has always been an honour I never took for granted”, explains Matthias Stotz, CEO of Uhrenfabrik Junghans GmbH & Co. KG.

In 2008, Matthias Stotz was appointed as CEO of the German watch manufacturer Junghans. In 2022, Hannes Steim joined the operational business as managing partner. Since then, Matthias Stotz and Hannes Steim have been operating as equal dual leadership. As of September 8, 2023, Hannes Steim will be leading the Uhrenfabrik Junghans GmbH & Co. KG as sole Managing Partner.

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