The grinding machine manufacturer ISOG Technology in Weilheim, Upper Bavaria has a new managing director as of 1 July. The 49-year-old Stefan Süppel takes the reins from Martin Sackmann, who joined ISOG just under six years ago and successfully restructured the company. After a transition period of just over three months, Süppel will be the sole managing director from mid-October.
“ISOG is on the right track. Together we have developed the company well,” said Martin Sackmann on Monday to ISOG employees. He then introduced Stefan Süppel: “It is now the right time for someone new to take the helm.” The new managing director will further advance the traditional machine manufacturer. Especially since Süppel has a much more technical approach than Sackmann and brings a high level of expertise. Süppel can complete the transformation of the company “with your help,” said 55-year-old Sackmann to the team. He is seeking a new challenge himself.
Stefan Süppel is moving from Upper Franconia to Upper Bavaria. He studied mechanical engineering and business administration and worked at Stäubli for almost 20 years, a company specialising in mechatronic solutions. He worked in various management positions within the group, most recently for several years as CEO of the global textile machinery division with approx. 150 employees.
He has now chosen ISOG as his new professional home, because he has a passion for technology and mechatronic products. “I’m very impressed that ISOG has all divisions in-house from development and assembly through to sales,” he said on Monday. “I’m looking forward to working with everyone.” The father of two has already moved to Weilheim.ISOG shareholders were also on site on Monday to welcome the new managing director. Executive Board member Ulrich Hofstetter and former CEO Dr. Andreas Albath represented Munich’s Endurance Capital AG. Hofstetter paid tribute to Martin Sackmann’s work: “At the end of the Sackmann era, ISOG is well-positioned for the next phase of its journey,” he said. And on his decision to now hand over responsibility: “Change is part of life. And Stefan Süppel is the perfect man for the job.” He comes from a technologically advanced company and, in addition to his extremely high level of technological expertise, he brings vast experience in international technical sales. Sebastian Braun supports ISOG as part of BayBG, the Bavarian investment company. From the point of view of senior investment managers, Süppel is “the right man for the company” – someone who you can easily talk to and build good relationships with.
Martin Sackmann will remain with ISOG until the Bayerischen Schleifertagen (Bavarian Grinding Days) to help his successor settle in and ensure an orderly handover. The Bayerischen Schleifertage (Bavarian Grinding Days), ISOG’s traditional in-house exhibition in Weilheim, this year take place on 4 and 5 October. In the meantime, ISOG is moving to new premises in Weilheim. Visitors to the Schleifertage will have the opportunity to get to know both the new managing director and the new site.