Company gets ready for the future
SEMIKRON Group is being restructured to become more responsive to global developments. These developments refer to market flexibility requirements as well as to corporate organisation structures.
In the course of these restructuring activities, Harald Jäger has been appointed a new member of the board. He joins the top management team consisting of the present directors of many years, Peter Frey (Sales) and Thomas Dippold (Corporate Finance). Harald Jäger has held various management positions throughout the company for almost 20 years. He will be responsible for production and engineering.
Dirk Heidenreich will retire from operational management, but will continue to take on other responsibilities for the company. He will remain the Managing Director of the SEMIKRON owner families’ non-operative holding company, SEMIKRON International Dr. Fritz Martin GmbH & Co KG. “After 25 years of being responsible for operative business, the time has come for me to lay operational leadership in new hands. I will focus on the company’s strategic alignment in the future, and will work as a consultant to the new management team”, says Dirk Heidenreich.
Dr. Thomas Stockmeier, CTO at SEMIKRON, will leave the company on February 15, 2013, and has opted to take on new challenges outside the power electronics industry.
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) and 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 sized businesses.