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Change in the Board of Management for Product Portfolio Management at HAWE Hydraulik

Axel Schwerdtfeger becomes the new member of the Board of Management responsible for Product Portfolio Management and CTO at HAWE Hydraulik SE. He replaces Martin Heusser, who successfully managed and decisively shaped the development of HAWE products for more than two decades.

On 1 January 2019, Axel Schwerdtfeger will assume the function of CTO and thus the position of Member of the Management Board responsible for Product Portfolio Management. This is the moment at which a long-term handover of this responsible position at HAWE Hydraulik is completed. Martin Heusser and Axel Schwerdtfeger have already been working hand in hand for 3 years. During this time, Mr. Schwerdtfeger, as "Head of Development Management", mainly supported the management and restructuring of this department as well as the process design. Before joining the HAWE Management Board, he was able to get to know the company, the market environment and customer requirements from various perspectives. He held leading positions in the HAWE Group in the production in Germany and abroad and in the Systems engineering.

Martin Heusser, der als Konstrukteur bei HAWE Hydraulik begann und dann 22 Jahre diesen Vorstandsbereich erfolgreich geleitet und maßgeblich gestaltet hat, wird HAWE noch einige Jahre als kreativer Geist beratend erhalten bleiben.

Martin Heusser, who started as a design engineer at HAWE Hydraulik and then successfully managed and decisively shaped this Management Board division for 22 years, will continue to advise HAWE as a creative spirit for several years to come.   

HAWE customers and partners expect products that help shape technological change as well as holistic solutions that provide the end user with concrete added value. Digitization, cost-oriented simplification and ever more complex legislation are only some challenges, which are cared for responsibly and strategically in this department today and in the future.