Repurposed for the future.

The SEMIKRON group has taken a further step in the realignment of its top management, as part of which Peter Sontheimer has been appointed as a new member of the SEMIKRON Management Board starting November 2013.

The 45-year-old has held various management positions at Vincotech over the last 16 years and his many years of industrial experience have made him an expert in power electronics. Along with Harald Jaeger (Operations and R&D) and Thomas Dippold (Finance and Central Functions) he will be responsible for Sales, Product Management and Marketing.  

In the context of this realignment, Peter Frey has resigned from the SEMIKRON Management Board and will be leaving the company at the end of the year to pursue new opportunities. As a graduate electrical engineer, he has held various leadership positions at SEMIKRON over the course of his 22 years with the group and has been Managing Director of SEMIKRON International GmbH in Nuremberg since 2005. “The realignment of the company on the basis of market requirements is on the right track. As Managing Director I wanted to accompany this process through the initial phase. Due to my professional goals, it is now time for me to step back from the Management Board and to entirely hand over the pending tasks to my colleagues,” says Peter Frey.  


SEMIKRON is a global manufacturer of power semiconductors, primarily in the medium power range (approx. 2kW to 10MW). Applications include speed-controlled industrial drive units, automation technology, welding equipment and elevators. Other applications include uninterrupted power supply (UPS), renewable energies (wind, solar) as well as electric and hybrid vehicles (commercial cars, conveyances). The family enterprise has its headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany. It was founded in 1951, and employs more than 3,000 people worldwide. An international network of 37 companies and production plants in Brazil, China, France, India, Italy, Korea, Slovakia, South Africa and the USA ensures rapid and comprehensive services for local customers. With the foundation of its subsidiary, SindoPower, in 2009, SEMIKRON also extended its distribution channels. SindoPower, an e-commerce company, sells power electronic products online, and offers competent technical consulting to small and medium businesses.