dSPACE Appoints Successor – Martin Goetzeler as the new CEO
The dSPACE group of companies, under the leadership of owner and CEO Dr. Herbert Hanselmann (69), have appointed Martin Goetzeler (55) as the new CEO, effective as of March 01, 2018. The two men will act as co-CEOs until Herbert Hanselmann resigns.
Martin Goetzeler completed a trainee program and earned a degree in Business Administration before holding a range of positions at Siemens, with managerial positions starting in 1989. After gaining several years of experience abroad as the president or CFO of OSRAM in Italy, the UK, and the US, he was appointed chief executive officer of OSRAM, a leading producer of lighting and LED products for general and automotive applications, in 2005. Most recently, Martin Goetzeler held the position of CEO at AIXTRON SE for four years, a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry.
His broad technical qualification, international experience, and his expertise in managing medium-sized companies are key factors qualifying him for his tasks at dSPACE. “Martin Goetzeler brings all the assets we are looking for in a CEO and lives by the same values, so he and the experienced board of directors can steer dSPACE towards a successful future,” states Herbert Hanselmann.
Dr. Herbert Hanselmann will stay on board as a managing director for a transition period, after which Martin Goetzeler will take on full responsibility as the CEO. Dr. Hanselmann will then take on an advisory role. Since dSPACE is to remain a family-operated company, one of Martin Goetzeler’s tasks will be to prepare the second generation of the Hanselmann family for their work in the company.
Martin Goetzeler is married with two children.