Eppendorf announced that Thomas Bachman was appointed CEO on August 1, 2015. Bachman is taking over for Detmar Ammerman, who took on the role of CEO in addition to his responsibilities as CFO upon the departure of the previous CEO. Bachman has been a member of Eppendorf's supervisory board since 2013. Before joining Eppendorf, he held a position as president of Burker BioSpin. He has been active in the life science sector since 2005, when he managed the Tecan group, headquartered in Switzerland.