Change in Management of the AUMA Group

Mirco Pannwitz

Ferdinand Dirnhofer

Dr. Jörg Hoffmann

Mirko Pannwitz becomes new Managing Director for Sales and Service at AUMA Riester GmbH & Co. KG


Dipl.-Ing. Mirko Pannwitz will take over as the new Managing Director of AUMA Riester GmbH & Co KG and succeed Ferdinand Dirnhofer. After many years of successful work for the AUMA Group, Mr Dirnhofer has decided to leave the management at his own request.


"AUMA is an extraordinary company. Sincere thanks to the staff and shareholders for 30 intensive, fulfilling years and trusting cooperation. Together we have achieved a lot and are proud of it. I wish AUMA continued good luck and success" stated Mr. Dirnhofer, CSO of the AUMA Group.


"We are pleased that with Mr. Mirko Pannwitz we have been able to win a manager who, with his international experience and specific know-how, will provide additional impulses for the further development of the AUMA Group based of the company's successful development to date," said Dr. Jörg Hoffmann, CEO of the AUMA Group.


Mirko Pannwitz studied electrical and industrial engineering. He has more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing. Mirko Pannwitz has held various international management positions in the Bosch Group and Forbo Group, in Germany, China and Italy. “I am looking forward to the new exciting and challenging task at AUMA Riester GmbH & Co KG and working together in a successful team. I am thrilled to be engaged with a company whose market presence I have been following for years," explains Mirko Pannwitz.


"With Mr. Pannwitz, we have gained a highly motivated sales strategist for AUMA Riester GmbH & Co KG who, together with CEO Dr. Hoffmann, will drive the company forward on its chosen path of growth," emphasises the Chairman of the Advisory Board, Dr.-Ing. Hans Fechner.


"We deeply thank Ferdinand Dirnhofer for his many years of commitment and his special achievements for the AUMA Group and wish him all the best and much success in his professional and private life. At the same time, we look forward to working with Mr. Pannwitz and welcome him to AUMA", says Dr. Hoffmann.


About the AUMA Group

AUMA stands for valve and machine actuators. The group of companies has been developing and building electric actuators and valve gearboxes for 58 years and is one of the leading international manufacturers today. The medium-sized family business from Müllheim in Baden/ Germany has a total of more than 2,700 employees at 30 locations worldwide. Companies from the energy, water and petrochemical industries as well as users from various industrial sectors trust AUMA's innovative technology worldwide.