Trumpf announces changes to senior management

March 24, 2023

Trumpf, Ditzingen, has announced a reorganisation of its senior management will take effect July 1, 2023, at the beginning of the company’s fiscal year.

Dr Jürgen Hambrecht, who has been chairman of the supervisory board at Trumpf since 2013, will resign from his position after ten years. He will be succeeded by Dr.-Ing. e.h. Peter Leibinger, currently vice chairman of the managing board and Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Elke Reichart, formerly CDO of TUI AG, succeeds Prof Dr Claudia Eckert on the supervisory board. Dr Christian Schmitz, member of the managing board responsible for the Laser Technology Business Division, steps down from his post after reaching retirement age.

The new managing board member responsible for the Laser Technology Business Division will be Dr Hagen Zimer. The physicist has been the Managing Director of Trumpf Laser GmbH in Schramberg since 2020. Dr Zimer has previously worked for the company in areas such as research and development and was managing director of Trumpf’s diode laser facility in the USA.

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Dr Berthold Schmidt will succeed Peter Leibinger as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) on the Trumpf managing board. The physicist has been the Managing Director of Trumpf Photonic Components in Ulm since April 2020 and has been with Trumpf since 2013, including as CTO for research and development of the Laser Technology Business Division and as Head of Corporate Research for Corporate R&D.

In the extended management team, Peter Bokelmann is leaving the company as General Counsel for reasons of age.

Dr Hagen Zimer’s successor as Managing Director of TRUMPF in Schramberg will be Dr Björn Dymke. Dymke has been with Trumpf since 2008 and was most recently Head of Finance and Controlling at the Trumpf Group in Ditzingen. Prior to this, Dymke, a business economist, was responsible for finance and administration of the Trumpf subsidiaries in North America for three years.

Dr Berthold Schmidt’s successor as Managing Director of Trumpf Photonic Components in Ulm will be announced in time for changeover.

Chairwoman of the managing board Dr Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller and Trumpf Managing Board members Dr-Ing Mathias Kammüller (CDO), Dr Lars Grünert (CFO), Oliver Maassen (CHRO), Dr-Ing Stephan Mayer (CEO Machine Tools) will retain their current functions.

“As Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TRUMPF, Dr Hambrecht has been of tremendous service to our company,” stated Dr Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller, CEO, Trumpf. “Thanks to his prudence and expertise, we as the managing board were able to make important decisions even in difficult times. I thank him and the other three colleagues who are also leaving for their dedication and loyalty. They greatly contributed to the success of the company in recent years. With the current changes in the managing board and my brother’s chairmanship of the supervisory board, we are setting the course for the future of Trumpf in the company’s 100th anniversary year. As of July 1, we will grow more than ever – with the ambition to bring excellent products to market in a changing world.“

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