WITTENSTEIN extends contract with CEO Dr Bertram Hoffmann

At the recent meeting of the WITTENSTEIN Supervisory Board, 60 year-old Dr. Bertram Hoffmann’s appointment as the Group’s CEO was renewed – as expected – for a further five years. His contract, which expires on March 31, 2024, was simultaneously extended until March 31, 2029.

“The Supervisory Board is sending out a clear signal of continuity with this decision. Dr Bertram Hoffmann took over at WITTENSTEIN in difficult times, oversaw the group’s crucial strategic realignment in the space of few years and got the company back onto a profitable growth trajectory with his uncompromising customer focus and excellent leadership. We would like to thank him for the highly successful years so far and are very happy to continue our outstanding cooperation with him”, said Professor Michael Junker, Chairman of the WITTENSTEIN Supervisory Board.

“I’m delighted that the contract with Dr Bertram Hoffmann has been extended”, added Dr Manfred Wittenstein, owner and Honorary Chairman of the WITTENSTEIN Supervisory Board. “I know our company is in very good hands with him! We’re convinced he’s the right man to carry on unlocking and developing our huge growth potential in the future in keeping with our innovative, family-run firm’s social responsibility.”

Hoffmann, who holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering, joined WITTENSTEIN from Bosch Rexroth AG on April 1, 2019. Under his leadership, the group has strategically repositioned itself worldwide, reporting record turnover for the 2022/23 fiscal year just ended, having already set a new record in the previous FY in spite of the adverse conditions. 

Dr. Bertram Hoffmann: “I’m very grateful for the trust placed in me over the past four years by the owning family, the Supervisory Board and especially all employees, and I’m very much looking forward to the next five as CEO of a company that continues to inspire me just as much today as it did when I took office in 2019!” Hoffmann’s second five-year term begins on April 1, 2024. As now, the WITTENSTEIN group’s Management Board will additionally comprise Steffen Schwerd and Erik Roßmeißl.

Picture (Picture source: WITTENSTEIN SE / Anke Hartenstein):
Dr Bertram Hoffmann, CEO of the WITTENSTEIN group