MARKT EINERSHEIM, GERMANY — Alexander Schmitz has been named chief executive officer of Fritsch Holding AG, an international bakery equipment manufacturer. Kirsten Lange, who was temporarily leading the group, will step down from the role and resume her position on the company’s supervisory board.

Mr. Schmitz enters the role with more than 20 years of leadership experience. He has held multiple positions within Bosch since 1998 as a manager, director and most recently as the president of the company’s U.S. packaging technology division.

Under the direction of Mr. Schmitz, Fritsch will initiate an ongoing improvement program and build off its recent successes at trade shows.