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Management Change at Rutronik Austria

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Published by by Manuela Markiewitz

Gernot Simon becomes new Country Manager

Gernot Simon (right side) becomes new Country Manager at Rutronik Austria
Gernot Simon (right side) becomes new Country Manager at Rutronik Austria

Extra mile for Rutronik: The Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GesmbH appoints Gernot Simon as the new Country Manager in Austria from June 1, 2024. He succeeds Christian Zotter, who worked in this position for the distributor for over ten years. Gernot Simon is a long-standing employee who has been with the company for 20 years and has held a number of positions. Finding long-term, partnership-based solutions, stable, and healthy growth paired with a sense for innovation and new growth markets are attributes that have characterized Rutronik Austria in the past and for which the company will continue to stand.

Strategically, Gernot Simon sees great potential for the Austrian market in the market segments of e-mobility, renewable energies and medical technology:

“Austria plays a pioneering role in the field of renewable energies, especially with regard to biomass cogeneration. But there are also many customers in Austria with innovative approaches and great potential in the field of electrified drives and related technologies such as BMS or charging infrastructure.” Gernot Simon continues: “In future, our focus at Rutronik will be on providing even greater technical support to our customers with our regional team. Above all, this includes design-in in close cooperation with our focus manufacturers.”

In addition to the expansion of new vertical market segments, the new Country Manager will focus on stable supply to customers with the best fitting components, establishment of new technologies, e.g. Artificial Intelligence, new customer acquisition, and the best-in-class service of existing customers: as it’s all about our heterogeneous customer structure that characterizes Rutronik in Austria - with long-standing business relationships on the one hand and growth opportunities with newly established   companies on the other.

“His many years of experience with Rutronik, as well as his extensive network of customers and manufacturers from a wide range of industries, makes Gernot Simon the best fit for this position,” says Christian Zotter, former Country Manager and new Business Development Consultant at Rutronik Austria, with confidence.

About Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH

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Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH was founded in 1973 and is an independent family-owned company. Thanks to the positive economic development over the past 45 years, the company is now one of the world‘s leading broadline distributors. In the 2021 fiscal year, its more than 1,800 employees generated a turnover of 1.13 billion Euro. Rutronik is represented worldwide with more than 80 offices and can guarantee comprehensive customer support including Europe, Asia, and the USA.

The broad product portfolio includes semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components as well as embedded boards, storage & displays, and wireless products. The know-ledge of all product areas is bundled in the RUTRONIK AUTOMOTIVE, RUTRONIK EMBEDDED, RUTRONIK POWER, and RUTRONIK SMART divisions and both specific products and services tailored to the respective applications are offered. Competent technical support for product development and design-in right up to the research area, individual logistics & supply chain management solutions as well as comprehensive services complete the range of services. Customers also have access to the Rutronik24 e-commerce platform, where all articles can be found, as well as a procurement area and product change notifications. Further information is available at www.rutronik.com.

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