Symrise's Linzbach to Step Down

Citing personal reasons, Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) CEO Gerold Linzbach has announced that he will step down in October 2009.

Of the move, he said, “My decision to leave Symrise at the end of my contract has been made for personal reasons. The business remains strong and stable and is performing in line with market expectations. I have given the board my personal commitment to work with my colleagues to continue to develop the business in the meantime and to ensure an orderly handover to my successor.”

The search for a successor is under way.

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