New Sales Director Europe and Africa at safety specialist HIMA

HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH has appointed Nico Ramstetter as Sales Director Europe & Africa. As the new Sales Director for both regions, he succeeds Friedhelm Best, who has relocated to Singapore to drive HIMA’s Asia Pacific business.

Nico Ramstetter will manage the Europe and Africa sales region, continuing the achievements of Friedhelm Best. His objective will be to maintain sales growth in these regions, despite an economically and politically challenging environment. He will seek to expand existing customer relations and acquire new customers in several industry sectors, relying on cooperation with partners and integrators.

A graduate electrical engineer, Nico Ramstetter began his career as a sales engineer in field service with electronics and instrumentation specialist Rohde & Schwarz. He also held positions as Sales District Manager at SEW Eurodrive and most recently as Sales Director Central Europe at Eaton.

“Nico Ramstetter is the ideal successor to Friedhelm Best,” said HIMA CEO Sankar Ramakrishnan. “His many years of experience in the industry and his positive nature will help us achieve our goals in Europe and Africa in the form of stability and growth. We also look forward to invigorating our sales efforts and opening up new industry sectors.”

Nico Ramstetter is the new Sales Director Europe & Africa at safety specialist HIMA.
Friedhelm Best, former Sales Director Europe & Africa, is the new Vice President Asia Pacific at HIMA. Images © HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH

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The HIMA Group is the world's leading independent specialist in solutions for safety-critical applications. With more than 35,000 installed systems and TÜV-certified hardware and software, HIMA qualifies as the leading technology company in this sector. For over 45 years, the world's largest oil, gas, chemical, pharmaceutical and energy-producing companies have relied on HIMA products, services and consulting to provide uninterrupted plant operations and protection for people and the environment. HIMA solutions are also leading the way to increased safety and profitability in the rail industry, logistics and machine operations. An independent family-owned company, HIMA operates from over 50 locations worldwide, has a workforce of approx. 800 employees and in fiscal year 2015 generated sales of nearly €119 million. For more information, please go to

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