Evoca Group
Andrea Zocchi

Jochen Fabritius Takes the Reins as Evoca Announces The Departure of Andrea Zocchi

Evoca Group has announced three board-level changes in the company, effective immediately:

Andrea Zocchi has decided to resign as Chief Executive Officer of Evoca Group. Mr. Zocchi played a leading role in the company for over 20 years, initially as Chief Financial Officer. 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, stabilising the company’s operations and undertaking a successful restructuring of the company to create a healthy platform for future growth. He will remain as member of the Board of Directors.

Evoca Group
Incoming: Jochen Fabritius

Jochen Fabritius succeeds Andrea Zocchi as the Evoca Group CEO and joins the Board of Directors. Mr. Fabritius was formerly CEO of MBCC Group, from 2020 until its sale to Sika AG in 2023. Prior to joining MBCC, he worked for Xella Group, 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.

Evoca Group has also announced the resignation of Mark E. Keough as Chairman of the Board, due to his decision to retire. Mr. Keough is succeeded by Dominik Halstenberg. Additionally, Michael Kolbeck takes a seat on the Board.

Much more on Evoca can be found on Planet Vending.


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