Lawo has expanded its Executive Management Board, effective 1 November 2023. Claus Gärtner has joined Claudia Nowak (CFO and “Vorstand”), Jamie Dunn (CCO), Andreas Hilmer (CMO), Christian Lukic (CSCO), Phil Myers (CTO) and Ulrich Schnabl (COO).
“I have a strong passion for high-tech and high-quality products, and I enjoy working for family-owned companies because they allow for sustainable long-term strategies and fast decision-making. Joining Lawo as ‘Vorstand’ and CFO, alongside being part of the company’s exciting journey in transforming media infrastructure technology, was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” said Gärtner.
Gärtner’s international career has seen him excel at Rheinmetall, Smiths-Heimann, and Heidelberg Engineering Group, where he held key executive positions and contributed significantly to the growth and success of each company.
Nowak commented: “I am delighted to welcome Claus. In Claus, we have found a great fit for the company and the management team, and I’m looking forward to working with him over the next eleven months in our joint role as Chief Financial Officer and ‘Vorstand’.”
Over the past six years since CEO Philipp Lawo stepped down from active management of the company, Lawo has demonstrated consistent growth with a compound average growth rate (CAGR) of 12% per year. Lawo continues to successfully work on the simplification of IP networking technology, and the move to off-the-shelf IT-based solutions.