WITTENSTEIN SE: Dr. Bertram Hoffmann takes over as Chairman of the Board and CEO on April 1, 2019

Change at the helm of the South-West German mechatronics corporation: Dr. Bertram Hoffmann (55) will soon be taking over as new Chairman of the Board and CEO of WITTENSTEIN SE. A Doctor of Engineering, he is currently a member of the Executive Board of Bosch Rexroth AG. Hoffmann will succeed WITTENSTEIN SE Board Spokesman Dr. Bernd Schimpf, who as reported in a previous press release will be leaving the company on March 31, 2019, at the start of the new fiscal year 2019/20.

“WITTENSTEIN is an exceptional, excellent company with enormous potential for the future. I am very grateful for the trust that is being placed in me and looking forward to the new challenge”, said Dr. Bertram Hoffmann when asked about his new function.


Hoffmann studied Engineering at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and later Karlsruhe Institute of Technology then, having gained his doctorate in Engineering, joined Robert Bosch GmbH in October 1996 as a trainee. He worked in various quality assurance, production and technical operations & plant management roles in Spain, Germany, Japan and the Czech Republic. In 2007, Hoffmann was appointed Director of ZF Lenksysteme GmbH in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. 


In 2012, Hoffmann moved to Bosch Rexroth AG and became Member of the Executive Board responsible for the Business Unit Renewable Energies. In 2015, he accepted additional responsibility as Member of the Executive Board for the Business Unit Mobile Applications and was also made Executive Vice President of the Business Unit Mobile Applications, responsible for engineering. 


“We are delighted that Dr. Bertram Hoffmann has agreed to take over the helm at WITTENSTEIN SE. With his extensive experience as a manager and an industry expert, he will help drive the Group’s positive global development”, commented Dr. Manfred Wittenstein, Chairman of the WITTENSTEIN SE Supervisory Board.


From April 1, 2019, the composition of WITTENSTEIN SE’s four-member Management Board will be as follows: Dr. Bertram Hoffmann (Chairman of the Board and CEO), Dr. Anna-Katharina Wittenstein, Dr. Dirk Haft and Erik Roßmeißl. 

Dr. Bertram Hoffmann will take over as new Chairman of the Board and CEO of WITTENSTEIN SE on April 1, 2019. (Source: Bosch Rexroth AG)