HIMA appoints CEO and CFO

  • May 05, 2014
  • HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH
  • News

May 5, 2014 - Over the past 10 years, safety automation expert HIMA has doubled its sales, tripled its workforce and increased its number of Group companies worldwide from two to 16. To ensure continued growth and success, the company has created the new positions of chief executive officer (CEO) and chief financial officer (CFO). Steffen Philipp, Managing Partner since 1999, continues to oversee the company's strategic alignment while taking on more duties as a partner and investor. Philipp, who took the company into its fourth generation, will drive structural and overall economic development of the firm while preserving the character of the financially independent, family-run organization. Additionally, Philipp will act as HIMA Group ambassador to key customers and representatives from government, science and business.   Sankar Ramakrishnan, Head of Marketing since October 2012, was appointed CEO in October 2013. Reinhard Seibold, who assumed the newly created function of CFO on May 1, completes the new management team. About HIMA HIMA is the world’s leading specialist for safety-related automation solutions. HIMA solutions provide maximum safety and maximum availability and can be integrated into any automation environment. More than 35,000 HIMA systems have been installed in over 80 countries, protecting the equipment of the world’s largest companies in the oil, gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and power generation industries for more than 40 years. In the fields of rail, logistics and machine safety, HIMA solutions are leading the way to increased safety and profitability. The HIMA LIFECYCLE SERVICES concept gives customers an overview of all the requirements of “functional safety,” allowing them to always make the right decision at the appropriate time.

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