Florian Preuss succeeds Dr. Ursula Dauth as Hornbach Press Officer

  • Hornbach Group pools external communications
  • Axel Müller responsible for Group Communications

Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, October 7, 2014.

Dr. Ursula Dauth, longstanding Press Officer of the Hornbach Group, retired from her position at the end of September 2014. Her successor as the new Press Officer as of October 1, 2014 is Florian Preuss.

Ursula Dauth has been responsible for the Group's press and public relations activities since June 2000. Over the past 14 years, she was the face of the Hornbach Group in its communications with the media and the general public - competent, reliable, charming, and always approachable. As Press Officer, she closely accompanied the dynamic growth at Germany's third-largest DIY player. Alongside these activities, she also left her personal mark on key aspects of corporate responsibility at the Hornbach Group, especially on Hornbach's "People in Need" Foundation founded in 2002. Dr. Dauth, who holds a doctorate in humanities and is a qualified newspaper editor, also authored the company and family chronicle "Always Something to be Done - the Hornbach History" published on the company's 130th anniversary in 2007. Dr. Dauth will now be working as an independent journalist and communications consultant.

Florian Preuss (38), Public Relations Director, has assumed the role of Press Officer since October 1, 2014. A graduate in journalism, Preuss previously worked in the Group's internal communications since 2009, where as chief editor he was responsible for the editorial conception and content of employee-related internal media.

The external communications fields of Investor Relations and Public Relations (press and PR activities) have been pooled in the new "Group Communications" department at Hornbach Holding AG.

The Group Communications and Investor Relations Director is Axel Müller (50). A graduate in economics and trained journalist, Müller has been Hornbach's Senior Investor Relations Manager since September 2000. As Group Spokesman, he is responsible for all of the Group's external communications.

Group Communications contacts at the Hornbach Group

Axel Müller

Group Communications Director, Group Spokesman

Tel: +49 (0)6348/60-2444

Fax: +49 (0)6348/60-4299


Public Relations

(Press and PR)

Florian Preuß

Public Relations Director, Press Officer

Tel: +49 (0)6348/60-2571


Anna Krall

Public Relations Manager

Tel: +49 (0)6348/60-4556


Investor Relations

Axel Müller

Investor Relations Director

Tel: +49 (0)6348/60-2444


Hannes Nell

Junior Investor Relations Manager

Tel: +49 (0)6348/60-4558



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Contact person

Axel Müller
Head of Group Communications

T +49 (0) 6348-60-2444

F +49 (0) 6348-60-4299


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