With effect from 01.01.2012 Alexander Knauf took over the management of the business of Knauf Gips KG in Iphofen. Thus, he is responsible for the Knauf Group in Germany and Switzerland. As chairman of the managing board he replaces Klaus Koch who officially retired on 31.12.2011. Koch had managed the company from 2001. However, he will remain in contact with the Knauf company as an adviser.