After around 15 years as managing director, Roland Ollek hands over the position as CEO to Thorsten Lipp. Uwe Milde, previously Head of Development, is also appointed to the management board as CTO alongside CFO Nils Strauch.
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH (G&D) based in Siegen, Germany, realigns the executive management. Roland Ollek leaves the company on July 31, 2023, as CEO. With his experience, he significantly contributed to the success of the company by advancing the internationalization of the medium-sized family business and creating the basis for further growth with modern corporate structures and the technology partnership with TRITEC Electronic GmbH in 2021.
Thorsten Lipp who previously held the position of Managing Director Europe for Leyard Europe, will take over the responsibilities as of August 1, 2023. His focus will be on further strengthening G&D’s position as market leader and developing new business opportunities. With his experience and his expertise in the AV field, he will be responsible for the company’s sales and market side operations. Finance and controlling will remain in the management of Nils Strauch who has been with the manufacturer on the management board for six years. As a technological expert, Uwe Milde complements the management team and will lead all product and development side operations. With his extensive knowledge and close ties to the company for more than two decades, he will continue to drive the technology leader forward.
With the new trio in management, the core competencies will be assigned, and a team will be formed to align the company for an optimal growth course. "I am looking forward to joining the management team and developing G&D further, marketing the company's high-end solutions even more effectively and continue the internationalization," states Thorsten Lipp. "Roland Ollek leaves behind a solid foundation for future success that we can build on together with new ideas and perspectives."
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH (G&D) is a leading international manufacturer of high-performance KVM and AV solutions for a variety of industries. The systems enable pixel-perfect and secure signal transmission in real time over long distances for mission-critical applications. G&D's technology portfolio includes classic digital KVM and KVM-over-IP solutions, as well as complementary AV products for control rooms and control centers. The company has been established in the market for more than 35 years and has its headquarters in Germany, a subsidiary in the United States, and several international sales offices.