Continue the Course of Success

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01/29/2018 – 1 min

Heckler & Koch: To Continue the Course of Success
with a new Leadership
Dr.-Ing. Jens Bodo Koch, currently Spokesman for the Management Board of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH based in Bremen, will in future lead the business of the world’s leading small arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch.


Dr. Koch (45), who has extensive industrial and sector-specific experience, will take over the leadership as Chairman of the Management Board of the Heckler & Koch Group effective May 1, 2018. ‘I am very happy to have met Dr. Koch as a person of outstanding technical and human ability who will sustainably drive the company’s innovative and profitable growth course. With Bodo Koch’s many years of experience as a top manager in hi-tech environments and the defense industry as well as his change management expertise and team ability, he will be the CEO of H&K AG and CEO of Heckler & Koch GmbH, complementing our executive board and shaping the future of Heckler & Koch Group proactively and sustainably positive’, said Dieter John, chairman of the supervisory board of H&K AG and Heckler & Koch GmbH.

‘I am really looking forward to become part of the Heckler & Koch success story and to continue it with all H&K-employees, my board and managing director colleague Wolfgang Hesse and the supervisory board’, said Dr. Koch.

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We want people to be able to live safely. Our products are designed to protect people in free democratic countries from threats and violence. Heckler & Koch is the leading manufacturer of small arms for NATO and EU countries.