After more than nine successful years at ARRI— three of which were spent as an executive board member—Markus Zeiler has decided to accept a new professional challenge. His expertise will remain in the industry; on April 1, 2022, he will assume his new role on the Management team for one of ARRI’s long-term customers.
“On behalf of the Supervisory Board, I would like to thank Markus Zeiler for his outstanding efforts and accomplishments for the ARRI Group. We deeply regret this decision, but wish him all the best personally and professionally. We look forward to working with Markus Zeiler on joint projects in the future,” declares Prof. Dr. Hans-Joerg Bullinger, chairman of the supervisory board at ARRI.
Markus Zeiler came to ARRI as General Manager Business Unit Lighting in 2013.
In this position, his responsibilities included the successful introduction of the LED soft light platform SkyPanel, for which ARRI was awarded an Engineering Emmy this past year. Early 2019, Markus Zeiler was called to the Executive Board at ARRI and was most recently in charge of the business units Camera Systems, Lighting, and Rental, along with the marketing and sales departments. Together with Executive Board member Dr. Michael Neuhaeuser, Markus Zeiler set an important course for the future of ARRI and was able to lead the globally active film technology company, while achieving record sales figures in 2021, through the coronavirus pandemic.
In the next several weeks, Markus Zeiler will hand over his areas to Dr. Matthias Erb, chairman of the executive board at ARRI, who will take over these responsibilities temporarily. A smooth transition will therefore be ensured.