HIMA Paul Hildebrandt has appointed Stefan Basenach as head of the new Process business unit, effective 1 May 2017. With the creation of a separate business unit for the process industry, safety expert HIMA aims to focus their business strategy on stronger global growth and closer customer contact. An international project team will facilitate access to new markets and intensify cooperation with new and existing customers.
Stefan Basenach studied Engineering Cybernetics at the University of Stuttgart. After receiving his engineering degree, he worked at the Swiss automation corporation ABB for 24 years. He started there as an engineer for power plant control systems and subsequently worked in various local and global management positions. His last position at ABB was EPC Business Manager, with responsibility for substations in the EMEA region.
Basenach says: "I am pleased to help HIMA in advancing its role as a leading independent manufacturer of smart safety solutions in the process industry. With a strong and enthusiastic team, we intend to maintain our global growth course."
The newly created position bundles worldwide responsibility for one of HIMA's most important business areas with a single point of contact. Prior to this, a similar structure was created with the appointment of Sedat Sezgün as head of the Rail business unit, where he acts as the main contact person and leads an international team. Stefan Basenach also reports directly to Sankar Ramakrishnan, CEO of the HIMA Group.
Ramakrishnan comments: "With his wealth of international experience and outstanding professional and management skills, we are pleased to have Stefan Basenach on board as the head of our important Process business unit. The new position is part of our business strategy to forge strong customer contacts and effectively open up new markets, and to position HIMA as the first choice for safety technology. At the global level, Stefan Basenach will play a decisive role in the development of our company and the expansion of our activities in the process industry."
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