Evoca Group ("Evoca") announces today three board-level changes in the company, effective immediately:
Andrea Zocchi has decided to resign as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”). Mr. Zocchi has played a leading role in the company for over 20 years, initially as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), and later as the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and will remain as member of the Board of Directors (“the Board”). During this period, he successfully led the company in its transformation into the global leader in the production of professional coffee machines as it made seven acquisitions since 2017. Mr. Zocchi also led the company through the COVID-19 crisis, stabilizing the company’s operations and undertaking a necessary and successful restructuring of the company to create a healthy platform for future growth.
Jochen Fabritius succeeds Andrea Zocchi as Evoca’s CEO and joins the Board of Directors. Mr. Fabritius was formerly the CEO of MBCC Group (“MBCC”) from 2020 until its sale to Sika AG in 2023. Prior to joining MBCC he worked for Xella Group (“Xella”), first in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer from 2014 and then, from 2017 onwards, as CEO. During Mr. Fabritius’s time, both MBCC and Xella were owned by affiliates of the Lone Star Funds, an affiliate of which is the principal shareholder of Evoca. Prior to this, he worked for 15 years at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company.
The Evoca Group also announces today the resignation of Mark E. Keough as Chairman of the Board, due to his decision to retire. Mr. Keough is succeeded by Dominik Halstenberg, in the position of Chairman of the Board. Michael Kolbeck also takes an additional seat on the Board.
The Board thanks Andrea Zocchi for his outstanding leadership and Mark E. Keough for his contributions as Chairman. The Board also welcomes Jochen Fabritius as CEO, Dominik Halstenberg as Chairman and Michael Kolbeck as a new Board member.