Change in Management within the AUMA Group

After 35 years, Matthias Dinse resigns from active management, Dr Jörg Hoffmann takes the chair of Management Board.


After 35 years of successful work for the AUMA Group, Managing Director Matthias Dinse resigned from active management on December 31, 2017. The son of company founder Rudolf Dinse will remain associated with AUMA as shareholder, member of the Advisory Board and consultant. Ferdinand Dirnhofer succeeds Matthias Dinse as Chief Sales Officer. Dr Jörg Hoffmann was appointed chairman of the Management Board (CEO) becoming effective as from January 1, 2018. Matthias Dinse “We thank Matthias Dinse for his longtime, dedicated and outstanding achievements for the AUMA Group and their employees” Dr Jörg Hoffmann , chairman of the AUMA Management Board, explained.


“We wish him a long, healthy and active retirement and are pleased that he will remain associated with AUMA with his excelling expertise,” Dr Hoffmann further stated.


The seamless transition within AUMA Management is guaranteed by the internal appointment of Ferdinand Dirnhofer as of January 1, 2018. The sales expert has been with the AUMA Group since 1993 and responsible for international sales since 2001. Mr Dirnhofer as Chief Sales Officer (CSO) takes over the functional areas Sales and Service from Matthias Dinse. Starting January 1, 2018 Dr Jörg Hoffmann will take up the newly established position as chairman of the Management Board. Since 2016, Dr Hoffmann is Managing Director and responsible for market and product development and additionally has now become responsible for Human Resources and Finance & Controlling. Management is complemented by the Chief Operating Officer (COO) Henrik Newerla. Mr Newerla has been with AUMA since 1986 and as Managing Director since 1994.


“We are pleased to have a powerful management team that will master the current challenges and initiate necessary changes”, Manfred Egelwisse , chairman of the Advisory Board, said. “We are convinced that herewith AUMA is well positioned for the future” Mr Egelwisse explained.