DELO recently appointed Dr. Karl Bitzer and Christian Walther as managing directors. Both have been part of the company management team for many years. Robert Saller, who was a managing director, resigned from the board for personal reasons but remains with the company as an authorized signatory. Sabine Herold and Dr. Wolf Herold, owners of DELO, remain part of the management board.
“Recruiting management from within our own ranks is key to our long-term success as a fast-growing family-owned business,” said Sabine Herold, Managing Partner of DELO. “As much as we regret Mr. Saller’s decision, we are delighted that Dr. Karl Bitzer and Christian Walther, two extremely experienced and valued colleagues, will succeed him.”
Dr. Karl Bitzer studied physics and earned his doctorate in semiconductor physics at Ulm University in Germany and at Columbia University in New York. In 2008, after several years in product management and business development at Siemens, he moved to product management at DELO. Bitzer has been head of the product management division since 2016. As managing director, he will be responsible for strategy, product management, business development and IT.
Christian Walther joined DELO as head of sales, Germany in 2000 after studying physical engineering and holding positions at Rheometric Scientific and Malvern Instruments. Since 2015, he has been responsible for production, logistics and quality management. In 2020, Walther additionally took over the Purchasing and Facility Management departments.
Image: The two managing partners Dr. Wolf Herold and Sabine Herold and the two new managing directors Dr. Karl Bitzer and Christian Walther (from left to right) (figure: DELO)
About DELO Industrial Adhesives
DELO is a leading manufacturer of industrial adhesives with its headquarters in Windach near Munich, Germany, and subsidiaries in the USA, China, Singapore and Japan. In the fiscal year 2022, 900 employees generated sales revenues of EUR 182 million. The company’s special adhesives are now found in almost every car and mobile phone as well as in aircraft. DELO’s customers include Bosch, Daimler, Huawei, Osram, Siemens and Sony.