Who is Dr. Klaus Geißdörfer ?
Well, I actually originally come from the region, so working here feels like coming home. My passions are technology and sports. ebm-papst covers both as a technology-driven company that is committed to keeping its employees fit, for example with the company marathon. And I am also always looking for constant improvements when it comes to the values of humanity and enthusiasm.
And what can customers expect from you ?
My motto is: We are here to create added value for our customers. For example, using efficient solutions that enable customers to achieve their climate targets more quickly.
My motto is: We are here to create added value for our customers.
These times are particularly challenging, with the pandemic, component shortages, and climate change. Which of these topics is currently the most important to you ?
We cannot see the topics as being separate issues. The pandemic has led to the supply bottlenecks. These are occupying me most at the moment. A task force led by our CTO Dr. Stefan Arnold is bringing together all of the necessary measures in a holistic approach. We want to return to a normal delivery situation quickly.
What do you focus on besides the most pressing issues?
From my background, it is clear that digitalization and artificial intelligence are close to my heart. But digitalization is not just for digitalization’s sake but rather is there to create added value — for our customers, for their customers, and for us. Sustainability is a major strategic issue, and luckily it’s a part of our DNA.
Sustainability is a major strategic issue, and luckily it’s a part of our DNA.
Where do you see the greatest potential for driving the topic even further forward ?
In two areas in particular: firstly with our products and the sustainable added value that they can create for customers through efficiency and resource-conserving materials. Secondly, when it comes to us as a company minimizing our CO₂-footprint. We have to do that faster. I want to build the future together with our customers to accelerate the issue of climate neutrality.
Are you also thinking about partnerships with customers in this area ?
Yes, for example when exchanging data. I am convinced that we will be able to create even more efficient products by exchanging operating data more intensively.
At the same time, strategic partnerships are required, for example, when it comes to which platforms we use to work together to advance the energy efficiency of buildings as a whole. Setting up these partnerships will be a topic in the coming years.