Arri managing director Martin Prillmann is stepping down from his role after five years in charge of the Munich-headquartered camera manufacturer.

Prillmann will be replaced by incoming managing director Jörg Pohlman who will take on his new position from 1 October.

Pohlman will join Arri from SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers, a joint venture between BMW and SGL Group.

Arri said Prillmann “decided for personal reasons that it is time to move on and embrace new challenges”.

Working alongside fellow managing director Franz Kraus, who oversees technological advancements, Prillmann supervised a restructure of Arri to accommodate the shift from analogue to digital filmmaking.

Chairman of the Arri’s supervisory board Hans-Jörg Bullinger said: “Arri has made considerable progress since Dr. Prillmann became a member of the executive board, and we can all be proud of our team effort.

“I would like to take this opportunity to express my deep gratitude to Dr. Prillmann for his work and achievements, also on behalf of my fellow supervisory board members. We wish him all the best for his future endeavors.”