Kontron AG hires new Head of Industrials

Eching near Munich, 11 July 2013 – Kontron AG, a leading global provider of Embedded Computer Technology (ECT), has hired Marcel van Helten (47) as new head of its business unit Industrials. Marcel van Helten joins Kontron from General Electric where he has gained significant experience over the last 15 years, holding international posts within several divisions. These include Global Director Infrastructure, Marketing Director Greater China and, most recently, General Manager of the business unit GE Intelligent Platforms GmbH & Co. KG. Marcel van Helten will take over as of September 1st, 2013 his position from Dr. Martin Zurek, who is leaving Kontron AG by mutual consent.
„I am delighted that we were able to persuade an enormously experienced industry expert to join our team. Marcel is an immensely capable leader with profound knowledge of Asian markets, where we intend to grow more strongly in future. I am convinced that he will make a significant contribution to strengthen further our position as a technology leader in the industrials sector”, says Rolf Schwirz, CEO of Kontron AG.
Kontron AG’s business unit Industrials focuses on developing cutting-edge ECT-system solutions for the sectors industrial automation and medical technology. The company provides innovative high-quality technology to its customers. Market trends such as Machine-to-Machine communications or the Internet of Things will accelerate growth in the already dynamic market for embedded computing.

For more information:
Harald Kinzler
Tel: +49 69 9218 7465
E-Mail: hkinzler@heringschuppener.com

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