HIMA appoints Heinz Plaga head of IT

  • September 10, 2015
  • HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH
  • News





September 15 - Heinz Plaga is the Head of IT at HIMA. Plaga has 38 years of experience in the IT organizations of well-known enterprises active internationally in the areas of service, finance, industry and consulting. His career started in 1977 as a system consultant at ARAL. Subsequently, he worked in leadership positions at Software AG and Union Investment AG, and as Managing Partner for Gartner. For the past seven years he was Executive Director IT for Lufthansa AirPlus.

"With his experience, we look for Heinz Plaga to help us establish optimized IT structures and processes, leverage HIMA's efforts in establishing uniform standards worldwide and set the right course for the future," said Reinhard Seibold, HIMA CFO. "The digitalization of small and medium-sized enterprises is progressing rapidly, and we must keep pace."

Heinz Plaga is active in various industry and business organizations, including the CIO Advisory Board Europe, the Economic Advisory Council IT of the Non-Profit Organization for Research Transfer (Gesellschaft für Forschungstransfer (GFFT), and the Diplomatic Council.

About HIMA

The HIMA group is the world's leading independent provider of solutions for safety-critical applications. With more than 35,000 installed systems and TÜV-certified hardware and software, HIMA qualifies as the safety automation industry’s technology leader. 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. A family-owned safety specialist, HIMA operates from over 50 locations worldwide, has a workforce of approximately 850 employees and in fiscal year 2014 generated sales of €121 million. 

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