Riedel Expands Leadership Structure with Three Dedicated Divisions

Riedel's newlook management team (L–R:) Lutz Rathmann, Rik Hoerée, Michael Martens, Thomas Riedel, Martin Berger, Frank Eischet.

Starting 1 January 2022, Wuppertal-based Riedel will be structured in to three main divisions: Product Division, Managed Technology and Riedel Networks, headed up by CEOs, Rik Hoerée, Lutz Rathmann and Managing Director and CEO, Michael Martens, respectively.

With this strategic step, Riedel Group CEO, Thomas Riedel will devote his attention to driving business development and expanding global partnerships and networks. Together with Group Chief Financial Officer, Frank Eischet, who is responsible for finance, HR and IT, Thomas will form the spearhead of the Riedel Group.

“The last year has given us time to take a deep breath and reflect on our setup. We realised that we would have to change some things to sustain the rapid expansion of our business,” said Riedel. “These past few years, our company has seen tremendous growth, and 2021 is no exception. Now is the right time to broaden the management team to support this dynamic upswing. This reorganisation is the foundation to master current and future challenges to our business and to continue our strong organic growth.”

Riedel Chief Sales Officer (CSO), Martin Berger has been driving this step forward and has helped secure an excellent position for Riedel’s future development. On 1 January 2022, Berger will withdraw from the Riedel management board.

“I take great pride in the fact that we have developed first-class leaders within our own ranks, who are now ready to take on greater responsibility for our next growth phase,” said Berger. “It was a privilege to be part of this evolutionary change process.”

Riedel added: “I am very pleased that we were able to get Martin, who would like to dedicate more time to his private endeavours in the future, to continue to support us in an advisory capacity.”