Effective June 30, 2008, Albert Pürzer will leave the management board of the Freudenberg Group and will cease to be general partner of Freudenberg & Co. KG. The board of partners has agreed with Dr. Pürzer's wishes to be released from his duties and has expressed their gratitude for his successful operations within the Freudenberg Group. The business groups led by Dr. Pürzer will be transferred to the other members of the management board.
In 2000, Dr. Pürzer became a member of the management board of the Freudenberg Group. He is responsible for several business groups—Freudenberg Chemical Specialities, Freudenberg Politex Nonwovens and Freudenberg Nonwovens as well as Freudenberg Household Products. One of Dr. Pürzer's most notable accomplishments was his effort in the restructuring of Freudenberg Nonwovens; he also led the PET recycling activities toward European market leadership and strengthened the internationalization of Freudenberg Household Products.