(Germany) – Hess combines passion for people and technology, with extensive experience and market knowledge to become Head of Technical Management at the Berlin-based luminaire manufacturer.
Jürgen Hess has joined the board of directors at Selux AG as of 27 July 2015, concluding the long-term transition from family-run business to manager-led company. Hess will join Felix Grönwaldt, who was appointed to the board in April 2014. While Hess will take on the position of Head of Technical Management, Grönwaldt will be responsible for Commercial Management and Sales.
Long-standing member of the board Ulrich Misgeld will be leaving the executive board, as planned, on 30 September this year. The board of directors and the members of the supervisory board at Selux AG express their thanks to Misgeld for his significant commitment over the years as well as his continued efforts to achieve successful teamwork and collaboration.
Udo Bansbach, who as the son of the founder of the company, Hermann Bansbach, has also played an active role in management for many years, will be taking these changes as the right time to step down from his role as consultant to the board on 30 September 2015. As the owner of Selux AG, and a member of the supervisory board, Bansbach will, however, remain closely linked with the company.
Graduate engineer and MBA, Hess combines his passion for people and technology with extensive experience and market knowledge of company management. After studying Electrical Engineering at the RWTH in Aachen, he joined Nokia, where he became involved in project development and took on managerial responsibility. In the course of his career he has held positions such as Head of Research and Development at Leica Camera and at the lighting manufacturer Erco. In his last job, Hess was the Managing Director of the Technical Division at Bürstner, manufacturer of recreational vehicles.
“It is only possible to truly realise visions and achieve fascinating innovations for designers and customers, if you have a talented and motivated team to back you,” claimed Hess.
“I also see Selux as a leader in the lighting industry when it comes to technology, design and service,” he continued.
Grönwaldt said: “I am really looking forward to working closely with Jürgen to continue to strengthen the Selux brand.”
Plans are already in the making for Light+Building 2016 in the coming spring in Frankfurt, where Selux will be exhibiting a number of new products.