German smart safety solutions vendor HIMA appoints new management
Editor’s brief – One of the most established smart safety solutions vendors for industries, HIMA, has a new management team to take over the reins of the family-owned business. Read more below.
Singapore – With effect from 1st July 2021, the shareholder restructuring of the management of the company group is complete. The new team now consists of CEO Jörg de la Motte and CFO Dr Michael Löbig. Managing partner Steffen Philipp is to focus on his tasks as a shareholder in future. The previous CEO Sankar Ramakrishnan left the company at the end of June.
HIMA is an independent family company run by the fourth generation of the family. Shareholder Ingrid Philipp, nee Hildebrandt (granddaughter of the company founder), and her son Steffen Philipp wish to keep HIMA in family hands in future as well and continue its expansion as a technology leader and provider of solutions in the field of functional safety.
“The new management team will ensure that HIMA continues to be a reliable partner for our customers,” says Philipp. “As shareholders we are convinced that we will continue to develop the company as an attractive employer for the next generation and for our employees,” he adds.
With effect from 1st July 2021, Jörg de la Motte (51 years of age) will be taking over as CEO and Dr Michael Löbig as CFO (48 years of age). Both worked for many years for companies with a long tradition and have international experience in the field. They will continue leading the HIMA Group on its successful path, increase efficiency, secure profitability and uphold family values at the same time. In addition, it is also important to further develop the group’s position as a global provider of solutions in the direction of customer-oriented business models.
De la Motte is an industrial engineer and was most recently employed in the Bosch Group at technology specialist Bosch Rexroth. “I am highly familiar with the solutions business from my previous positions,” explains de la Motte. “I would now like to contribute this experience to HIMA. For me, it’s about creating customer-oriented solutions based on an optimum mix of products, services and consulting, which offer genuine added value and thereby generate lasting trust among customers.”
Dr Löbig studied business management and last worked for Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. “Profitability is the fundamental prerequisite for investment and making companies future-proof,” emphasises Löbig. “In this connection, however, it is very important to me that a company also fulfils its corporate social responsibility,” he adds.
“The shareholders wish to thank Mr Ramakrishnan for his many years in the position of CEO of the HIMA Group, in which he made an active contribution to the development of HIMA into one of the world’s leading companies for safety solutions. All of us at HIMA wish him all the best for the future,” says Philipp.
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