Shareholders appoint New Management

With effect from 1 July 2021, the shareholders are restructuring the management of the company group. The new team will consist of CEO Jörg de la Motte (51 years of age) and CFO Dr Michael Löbig (48 years of age). Managing Partner Steffen Philipp is to focus on his tasks as a shareholder in future.

De la Motte and Löbig were employed by companies with a longstanding tradition and have extensive 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 functional safety 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.

Dr Löbig studied business management and previously worked for Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.

“I am highly familiar with the solutions business from my previous positions. I would now like to share this experience with 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.” – Jörg de la Motte (CEO)

“Profitability is the fundamental prerequisite for investment and making companies future-proof. In this connection, however, it is very important to me that a company also fulfils its corporate social responsibility.” – Dr Michael Löbig (CFO)

Shareholder Ingrid Philipp, née 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. 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. – Steffen Philipp (Managing Partner)

The previous CEO Sankar Ramakrishnan left the company at the end of June.

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 – Steffen Philipp (Managing Partner)