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.
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.
After studying business administration with a focus on corporate accounting and revision, Stefan Tschol began his professional career in auditing and tax consulting at one of the “Big 4” auditing companies in Vienna. After about four years, he changed sides at his own request and went from being an auditor to a creator. Over the last 14 years he has held management positions in the financial sector in various industrial companies in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, the last four years of which were in the automotive supplier industry. In addition to his many years of experience in managing the finance department of internationally active companies, the establishment, further development and digitalization of business processes, even in the non-immediate production environment, has been a key focus of his previous activities. Stefan Tschol will strengthen the management of Hirschmann Automotive from May 2020 to support the successful and sustainable growth of the Group.
Hirschmann Automotive GmbH
Oberer Paspelsweg 6-8
6830 Rankweil, Austria
Phone: +43 (0)5522 307-0