Magnus Ekerot joins Management Board at Mobotix
Management Board receives reinforcement
Mobotix has announced that the Supervisory Board will appoint two additional members to the Management Board as of January 1, 2011. Lutz Coelen will remain CFO while Dr. Magnus Ekerot will be appointed as the new Chief Sales Officer (CSO). Dr. Ing. Oliver Gabel, Director of Advanced Technology Development and for many years assistant of the CEO, will be appointed to Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and will also be in charge of Production & Development. Dr. Ralf Hinkel will remain CEO. Dr. Hinkel will focus more on the strategic product development and therefore would like to hand over the tasks of the CEO to Dr. Magnus Ekerot in the mid-range future.
The experience and expertise of Dr. Magnus Ekerot in our market environment together with an independent sales department at the board level will exploit the growth potential of Mobotix even better", said the CEO Dr. Ralf Hinkel. "This will give me the opportunity to dedicate myself intensively to the strategic product development and in this way to open up new market segments for Mobotix."
Dr. Magnus Ekerot leaves his position as the General Manager of a subsidiary of the publicly listed Swedish display manufacturer Beijer Electronics Products AB of Sweden to move to the Palatinate in Rheinland Pfalz. Because of his previous leading position at the camera manufacturer AXIS Communications AB, he will bring extensive experience to the business operations of Mobotix. At Axis Communications AB he held the position of Managing Director responsible for the German-speaking countries and the Eastern Europe for five years. On his new journey with Mobotix, Dr. Magnus Ekerot is most excited about the innovative power and the enormous growth potential of Mobotix. Unlike the competitors in the camera market, he doesn't see Mobotix as a plain device manufacturer, but as a broad-based system and software manufacturer that has set many technology trends in the industry and that has managed to develop a new market segment in the field of access control and IP door station with the hemispheric camera technology.