On February 1, Dr. Michael Gürtner will take over the responsibility for R&D and IT in the Turck Holding GmbH. The 46-year-old has also been appointed as Managing Director of Werner Turck GmbH & Co. KG, which he will manage jointly with Michael Gröbner. Gröbner is responsible in the Holding company for the areas of Production and Supply Chain Management (SCM), while Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG Managing Directors Christian Wolf and Christian Pauli will manage the areas of Sales and Marketing as well as Finance, HR and Legal in the Turck Holding GmbH.
Recognized IIoT expert
Dr. Michael Gürtner studied electrical engineering at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, where he also completed a doctorate at the Institute for Measurement Systems and Sensor Technology. In the Bosch Group, he managed several R&D areas specializing in IT-related topics such as IIoT ecosystems and cloud-based software as service solutions, in addition to sensor technology. As CTO at Sixt SE, Dr. Gürtner was recently responsible for the digital transformation of the company and its business processes.
“Besides having an outstanding management expertise, Dr. Michael Gürtner also offers extensive product and innovation expertise, particularly in the area of IIoT. With his experience in software and IT infrastructure projects, he is the ideal appointment for a company which is in the process of digital transformation together with its customers,” says Hans Sondermann, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Turck Holding GmbH. “We are therefore convinced that we have found in Dr. Gürtner the right Manager to take the Turck Group further along the road to success.”