Following up with innovation

January 2020

After more than 33 years as managing director of the company, Hans-Jürgen Hilscher will hand over overall responsibility as managing director for the international corporation to his son Sebastian Hilscher as the new CEO as of 01.01.2020. As CDO, Hans-Jürgen Hilscher will focus on the netFIELD division and his activities as technical director of the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance.

Sebastian Hilscher and Hans-Jürgen Hilscher at the smart production solutions 2019


Hattersheim, 01/27/2020 – After the for Hilscher successful smart production solutions 2019, Sebastian Hilscher was introduced as the new CEO by Hans-Jürgen Hilscher at the subsequent general meeting of Hilscher Gesellschaft für Systemautomation mbH. Sebastian Hilscher has been responsible for the continuing development of netX, Hilscher’s core technology, for several years now and has already been able to celebrate great accomplishments. For over one year now, the succession has been planned and Sebastian Hilscher has been prepared for his tasks as the new CEO.

As of 01.01.2020, Sebastian Hilscher has taken over the departments Sales, Production, Commercial Management (acting) and Product Development in addition to the departments Software Development, netX Development and Service and will manage them in close collaboration with a selected management team. Sebastian Hilscher is particularly committed to approaching future decisions from several viewpoints and taking them together with experts from different areas in the company. Sebastian Hilscher considers it to be the company’s task to provide customers with state-of-the-art industrial communication in the simplest way possible.

Hans-Jürgen Hilscher is a member of the management board in an advisory capacity and will take over the netFIELD and Innovation division as the new CDO, where he will continue to focus on the company's IoT strategy. netFIELD is Hilscher's end-to-end Industry 4.0 solution, which can be individually extended with Container Apps and their management via a customizable, cloud-based portal. For the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance, Hans-Jürgen Hilscher continues to act as Technical Lead.

With the new management concept, Hilscher is agile and better equipped than ever to meet future challenges in a rapidly changing technical environment.


Personel changes in the company as of 01/01/2020: 

Sebastian HilscherCEO
Sebastian HilscherCommercial Manager (acting)
Hans-Jürgen HilscherCDO
Stefan GallmannCSO
Christof HungerDept. Manager Product Development
Maxim BabrinowHead of Industrial IoT