The Supervisory Board of LPKF Laser AG has appointed Dr. Ingo Bretthauer (53) as the new Chief Executive Office of LPKF AG beginning Februrary 1, 2009. Alongside the current members of the Board of Managing Directors: Bernd Lange (48) and Kai Bentz (37), Bretthauer will in particular push ahead the global sales of all LPKF products.
Bretthauer has a broad experience in sales and marketing of industrial equipment. With a degree in engineering and a PhD in economics, he previously worked seven years in various positions at AEG. He moved from AEG to Deutsche Bahn, where his last position was Chief Marketing Officer at DB Reise & Touristik. He was CEO and sole managing director of Joh. Heinr. Bornemann GmbH in Obernkirchen, Germany from 2001 to 2007.
Bretthauer takes responsibility for most areas previously managed by former CEO Bernd Hackmann who left the company at the end of 2008.