“WITTENSTEIN is an exceptional, excellent company with enormous potential for the future. I am very grateful for the trust that is being placed in me and looking forward to the new challenge”, said Dr. Bertram Hoffmann when asked about his new function.
Hoffmann studied Engineering at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and later Karlsruhe Institute of Technology then, having gained his doctorate in Engineering, joined Robert Bosch GmbH in October 1996 as a trainee. He worked in various quality assurance, production and technical operations & plant management roles in Spain, Germany, Japan and the Czech Republic. In 2007, Hoffmann was appointed Director of ZF Lenksysteme GmbH in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.
In 2012, Hoffmann moved to Bosch Rexroth AG and became Member of the Executive Board responsible for the Business Unit Renewable Energies. In 2015, he accepted additional responsibility as Member of the Executive Board for the Business Unit Mobile Applications and was also made Executive Vice President of the Business Unit Mobile Applications, responsible for engineering.
“We are delighted that Dr. Bertram Hoffmann has agreed to take over the helm at WITTENSTEIN SE. With his extensive experience as a manager and an industry expert, he will help drive the Group’s positive global development”, commented Dr. Manfred Wittenstein, Chairman of the WITTENSTEIN SE Supervisory Board.
From April 1, 2019, the composition of WITTENSTEIN SE’s four-member Management Board will be as follows: Dr. Bertram Hoffmann (Chairman of the Board and CEO), Dr. Anna-Katharina Wittenstein, Dr. Dirk Haft and Erik Roßmeißl.
With around 2600 employees worldwide and sales of €385 million in 2017/18, WITTENSTEIN SE enjoys an impeccable reputation for innovation, precision and excellence in the field of mechatronic drive technology – not just in Germany but internationally. The group comprises six pacesetting Business Units with separate subsidiaries for servo gearboxes, servo actuator systems, medical technology, miniature servo units, innovative gearing technology, rotary and linear actuator systems, nanotechnology and electronic and software components for drive technologies. Through its 60 or so subsidiaries and agents in approximately 40 countries, WITTENSTEIN SE (www.wittenstein.de) is additionally represented in all the world’s major technology and sales markets.
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