To support the continuous growth of Mobotix, the supervisory Board of Mobotix has decided on Sept. 19, to appoint two additional members to the Management Board as of Jan. 1, 2011 and to divide the departments. Lutz Coelen, who also managed the sales department on interim basis, will remain CFO. Magnus Ekerot will be appointed as the new CSO. Oliver Gabel, Director of Advanced Technology Development and assistant of many years to the CEO, will be appointed to CTO and will also be in charge of Production and Development. CEO will remain Ralf Hinkel, who wants to focus more on the strategic product development and therefore would like to hand over the tasks of the CEO to Ekerot in the mid-range future.
“The experience and expertise of Magnus in our market environment together with an independent sales department at the board level will exploit the growth potential of Mobotix even better,” said Ralf Hinkel, CEO of Mobotix. “This will give me the opportunity to dedicate myself intensively to the strategic product development and in this way to open up new market segments for Mobotix.”
Ekerot leaves his position as the GM of a subsidiary of the publicly listed Swedish display manufacturer Beijer Electronics Products of Sweden to move to the Palatinate in Rheinland Pfalz. Because of his previous position at the camera manufacturer Axis Communications, he will bring experience to the business operations of Mobotix. At Axis he held the position of MD responsible for the German-speaking countries and the Eastern Europe for five years. On his new journey with Mobotix, Ekerot is excited about the innovative power and the enormous growth potential of Mobotix.