Detmold, August 27, 2018 – Volker Bibelhausen is to become Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Weidmüller Group in Detmold, Germany, as of September 1, 2018. He will be part of the three-person Executive Board team along with Jörg Timmermann (Speaker of the Executive Board and CFO) and José Carlos Álvarez Tobar (CSO). Elke Eckstein is leaving the company at her own request as of August 31, 2018.
Over the last five years, Ms. Eckstein has led the operations functions extremely successfully and has thus contributed significantly to Weidmüller ‘s positive development. As Chief Digital Officer (CDO), she has conceptually started and driven forward the strategically important topic of "digital transformation". The Cabinet Products Division also performed very well under her leadership. All of this has contributed to the growth of recent years and has further improved Weidmüller's competitiveness. “We much regret Ms. Eckstein‘s decision to leave Weidmüller. She is leaving behind a strong team that will ensure the high quality and delivery standards in the future, as Weidmüller remains its customers’ excellent partner”, explains Christian Gläsel, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the family-owned company.
As a consistent next step of implementing the corporate strategy and further strengthen the customer- and technology-focus, the Supervisory Board and the Executive Board have decided to newly introduce the
position of a Chief Technology Officer (CTO). “We are very happy that Volker Bibelhausen has decided to take over duties as CTO at Weidmüller. With Mr. Bibelhausen, we will gain an internationally experienced technology expert with excellent industry knowledge for our globally operating Group”, explains Gläsel. “Volker Bibelhausen’s experience and competence will further add to Weidmüller’s position as technology partner of its customers’”, adds Jörg Timmermann, Speaker of the Weidmüller Executive Board.
Mr. Bibelhausen has more than 25 years of successful leadership experience in automation technology and electronics as well as in the automotive supply industry. Lately, he has been vice president sales original equipment at Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH and has led global sales teams. Previously, Bibelhausen had held leadership positions at Bosch Rexroth GmbH since 2013. At Weidmüller he will continue to advance the pioneering product development as CTO.
Volker Bibelhausen (52) started his career in 1990 as design engineer for electronics at former Aqua Signal AG. Following various career steps in Germany and the U.S., he went into international sales at former Felten & Guillaume Energietechnik AG. From 1997 to 2013 he had a variety of functions at Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, in his last position as Head of the Division Control and Industry Solutions and member of management at Phoenix Contact, with worldwide responsibility for their systems and solutions business. In his latest position, he worked as Vice President Sales Original Equipment at Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH and before that in a leadership position at Bosch Rexroth GmbH since 2013. Mr. Bibelhausen is married, has three children and lives in Detmold.
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