Stäubli Group, a provider of industrial and mechatronic solutions, recently named Gerald Vogt as chief executive officer.
Vogt, previously responsible for the company’s robotics division, will take over as CEO from Rolf Strebel on Jan. 1.
The 50-year-old Franco-German engineer and business economist will manage the growing family-owned company. He joined Stäubli almost 20 years ago and initially moved from the development and production site in Faverges, France, to the U.S. for several years. As division manager he expanded business for Stäubli Robotics North America. He returned to Faverges as head of development before becoming head of Stäubli Robotics in Bayreuth, Germany.
Vogt’s responsibilities will include the introduction and implementation of a new business strategy for Stäubli through 2030.
Christophe Coulongeat will assume global responsibility for the robotics division on Jan. 1. The French national had been deputy division manager since 2018 and previously gathered extensive experience in the packaging and automation industry in France, Austria, the United Arab Emirates, and Switzerland.
The company’s North American headquarters in Duncan, South Carolina, focuses on fluid connectors, robotics, and textile machinery. Stäubli also has facilities in Novi, Michigan, and Windsor, California.
For more information, visit www.staubli.us.