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01.11.2021
Philipp Eckelmann Appointed Chairman of the Board of Eckelmann AG

Effective November 1, 2021, the Supervisory Board of Eckelmann AG in Wiesbaden has officially confirmed the previous board member, Dipl.-Wi.-Ing. Philipp Eckelmann, as Chairman of the Board. The board continues to include Dipl.-Ing. Peter Frankenbach as Deputy Chairman and Dr.-Ing. Marco Münchhof.
Wiesbaden, 29.11.2021: Hubertus G. Krossa, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eckelmann AG: “With the appointment of Philipp Eckelmann as Chairman of the Board, we complete the generational change at the helm of Eckelmann AG. This carefully planned process began in mid-2016, when the company’s founder and Chairman, Dr.-Ing. Gerd Eckelmann, retired from the board and moved to the Supervisory Board as Deputy Chairman. Since then, a team of four board members, consisting of Peter Frankenbach as the board’s spokesperson, Philipp Eckelmann, Dr.-Ing. Marco Münchhof, and Dr.-Ing. Frank Uhlemann, has jointly managed the company’s affairs.” Dr. Uhlemann retired at the end of 2020.

“Unite for Success”

Along with the change in the board, the Eckelmann Group has also made organizational adjustments to better position itself for planned growth. Under the motto “Unite for Success,” similar processes and internal services from various areas have been consolidated into so-called Shared Service Centers to further intensify cross-group cooperation.
The new organizational chart also includes a reorganization of the board’s responsibilities: Philipp Eckelmann is responsible for Central Functions and Automated Refrigeration. Peter Frankenbach is responsible for Automation Service and Automation Projects. Marco Münchhof is responsible for Automation Products.

Eckelmann — A Family Business

Philipp Eckelmann is the son of Dr.-Ing. Gerd Eckelmann, who founded the company in 1977 as a one-man startup. Gerd Eckelmann closely accompanied the recent transformations in the board and structure in his role as Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He is highly satisfied with the result: “In a family business, it is a special achievement when a member of the founding family earns the trust of the Supervisory Board and becomes Chairman of the Board. This is by no means a given. I see us as very capable and future-oriented.”
Philipp Eckelmann: “I am very pleased with the trust the Supervisory Board has placed in me. With our current board setup and the recent organizational developments, the Eckelmann Group is well-positioned for the future. The technical and economic opportunities that automation and digitalization currently offer are fantastic. I am eager to realize these opportunities together with our customers.”
Brief Bio: Philipp Eckelmann
Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Philipp Eckelmann studied industrial engineering with a focus on electrical engineering at TU Darmstadt. After graduation, he worked for six years as a management consultant at Porsche Consulting, focusing on operational excellence in production and development processes. In 2014, he joined Eckelmann AG, initially responsible for business process optimization. He has been a board member since 2016 and Chairman of the Board since November 2021.

About Eckelmann AG

Eckelmann AG, based in Wiesbaden, is a medium-sized automation partner for machinery, equipment, and plant engineering. Its core areas include developing and series manufacturing optimized control solutions for machines, as well as programming and system integration for control and automation systems. Key target industries are mechanical engineering, plant engineering for metal and plastic processing, chemical and pharmaceutical, commercial refrigeration, food, basic and construction materials, mills and food industry, medical technology. Eckelmann AG was founded in 1977 by Dr.-Ing. Gerd Eckelmann. Around 525 employees of the Eckelmann Group generated revenue of 73 million euros in fiscal year 2019.

Caption: Peter Frankenbach, Philipp Eckelmann, and Marco Münchhof form the board of Eckelmann AG (Photo: Eckelmann AG)