Since 2007 the Hirschmann Automotive-Manager Volker Buth (CEO) leads the company to successful progress. In June 2018, Markus Ganahl (COO) completes the management board. The gentlemen are strongly associated with Hirschmann and the automotive industry.

“We stand for Hirschmann Automotive”.


Manager’s Blog


Volker Buth

With the company since 2007.


From his earliest childhood Volker Buth was fascinated by technology. And that’s why he decided to study mechanical engineering after high school graduation. To this day, the scientific laws he learnt there still help him to quickly grasp technical relationships and to draw the correct conclusions from them. Even though the course of study was one of the more difficult challenges, from his current viewpoint it would be inconceivable to have chosen a different path.


As from the start of his professional career, he was always employed in companies which prioritised innovative technologies as a strategic success factor, he advanced rapidly in his professional career. Today, he feels like he’s arrived in his role as CEO of Hirschmann Automotive. “We have great, motivated employees, successful products and know what our customers need”. That is the basis for a prosperous and therefore interesting company for all employees.




  • Account Management
  • Cost Engineering
  • Human Resources
  • Legal & Contract Management
  • Operative Project Management
  • Product Development
  • Purchasing
  • Quality
  • Risk Management & Organization
  • Marketing & Communication

Markus Ganahl

With the company since 2012.


The business economist and engineer has been with Hirschmann Automotive since 2012 and brings excellent company know-how to his role as COO. He headed the company’s logistics department until October 2015 and has been responsible for production and technology since November 2015. Markus Ganahl took up the position of Chief Operating Officer in June 2018. In his new role, he will actively contribute to the sustainable and profitable growth of the company, with a particular focus on the further development of the global production network as well as on technology innovations, automation and digitalization.




  • Apprenticeship
  • Digitalization
  • Facility Mangement
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Lean Management
  • Logistics
  • Mechanical & Automation Engineering
  • Production 
  • Technology


Hirschmann Automotive GmbH
Oberer Paspelsweg 6-8
6830 Rankweil, Austria
Phone: +43 (0)5522 307-0

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