Freudenberg, Germany – Family-owned machinery manufacturer Albrecht Baumer has appointed Christoph Hauck as its new managing director. He will be the first person outside the family to hold the role.
Hauck takes the helm at Baumer
Nina Patisson, the current managing director, will retire from operations on 1 February. 'We are confident that Christoph Hauck brings both the right education, experience and personality to this position,' Patisson said.
His background is in electrical engineering, and he has managed companies both at home in Germany and abroad. He has spent the past couple of decades working in the engineering sector.
Hauck said that he would like there to be a 'silent transition' to his management. ‘[I plan to act] as if it were my own company, with prudence and a well-founded weighing of opportunities and risks for every decision,' he said.