Ziehl-Abegg appoints new Chief Technology Officer


04 January 2024

Ventilation, control and drive technology specialist Ziehl-Abegg has appointed Wolfgang Mayer as its new Chief Technology Officer. 

Previously CTO at Kuka Robotics, Mayer helped globalise the company's development activities, establishing and expanding R&D departments in China, Hungary, Finland and the USA. The mechanical engineer says he also has a soft spot for "smart product architecture“. 

With a degree in engineering, he had worked for Kuka since 1996. Initially holding various roles in application and software development, the mechanical engineer subsequently headed research and development in the field of mechatronics  and became CTO in 2020.

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Ziehl-Abegg employs 2,800 people in its production plants in southern Germany. The company has a global workforce of 5,100 spread between 15 production plants, 30 companies and 117 sales locations.