Executive Board of the Weidmüller Group completed

Volpert Briel becomes new Chief Marketing & Sales Officer

Detmold, (PresseBox) - Effective September 1, 2009 the Supervisory Board of the Weidmüller-Group appoints Volpert Briel as member of the Executive Board. Volpert Briel will assume responsibility for the Weidmüller Group's sales division. In this position he will advance the stabilisation of the domestic market and the expansion of the global sales organisations. The main focus will be on Central Europe as well as on the growing markets Asia and America. Volpert Briel is completing the existing Executive Board consisting of Dr. Joachim Belz (CEO) and Harald Vogelsang (CFO).

Volpert Briel comes from the mechanical engineering company Voith, where he established and directed the global division Small-Scale Hydropower. Prior to this the graduated engineer held different executive functions at ABB in the areas of energy, medium voltage and process industry. Volpert Briel began his career in the HVAC and building service technology, initially at Wende and Malter, later on at the American York International and the GEA AG.

Christian Gläsel, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Weidmüller Group, about the change: "Volpert Briel has 25 years of experience in capital equipment sales of international companies. As an expert of energy and process industry he offers the ideal qualifications in order to set new trends in these future and growing markets and he thereby continues Weidmüller's success story."


Weidmüller positions itself worldwide successfully on a sustained basis as the leading provider of solutions for electrical connectivity, transmission and conditioning of power, signals and data in industrial environments. The company develops, produces and sells products in the field of electrical connectivity and electronics. Weidmüller's product and service portfolio is dedicated to add value to the products and thereby the business of our customers. The Weidmüller Group has a global focus with its own manufacturing plants, sales companies and representatives in over 70 countries. In its fiscal year 2008 Weidmüller reached sales of 533 million Euros. The company employs 3,900 people worldwide.

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