Executive Management

Dirk Lambrecht (1960, German)

Chief Executive Officer

Dirk Lambrecht was appointed CEO of the Datwyler Group from beginning of 2017. Until 2016 he was heading the Sealing Solutions Division, in which the former Sealing Technologies and Pharma Packaging Division are combined.

From 2005 until 2012 he was head of the Sealing Technologies Division. Before joining the Datwyler Group, he managed Phoenix Traffic Technology GmbH, a subsidiary of Phoenix AG. Prior to that, from 1987 to 2003, he held a number of international management positions with Phoenix AG in Hamburg. Dirk Lambrecht earned a degree in mechanical engineering, specialising in apparatus engineering, from Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and completed further studies, including a programme at the Management School St. Gallen.

Reto Welte (1959, Swiss)

Chief Financial Officer

Reto Welte (1959, Swiss) was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Daetwyler Group Executive Management from June 2009. Before joining Daetwyler, he for two years held the same function with the Kardex Remstar Group, also a SIX Swiss Exchange listed Group of companies.

Between 2003 and 2006, he was CFO and member of Group Management of the Feintool Group. Previously Reto Welte was CFO of the Gretag Imaging Group and co.don AG in Berlin. From 1991 to 2000, he held various management positions in finance with Alstom and was head of the Medium-Voltage Technology unit. Reto Welte is a Director of Pfister Arco Holding AG. He also is a Director of Dätwyler Cabling Solutions AG, a sister company of publicly listed Dätwyler Holding Inc. He holds a degree in business administration from the University of St. Gallen.

Neil Harrison (1967, British)

Head of Technical Components division

Neil Harrison, as a member of the Executive Management, is heading the Technical Components Division. Before joining the Datwyler Group, he was, since 2009, the President of Premier Farnell Europe, a UK-based company, where he was responsible for the European business.

In addition, as the global head of eCommerce, he was responsible for the continuous upgrading and expansion of the worldwide e-business offering. Neil Harrison has held several international management functions for Premier Farnell since 1995. He has completed various international management programmes at the universities of Harvard (USA) and Cranfield (GB).

Torsten Maschke

Torsten Maschke (1969, German)

Head of Sealing Solutions Division

Torsten Maschke is since 1 October 2016 head of the Sealing Solutions division and member of the Executive Management. Before joining the Datwyler Group, he was responsible for the worldwide distribution of sealing and damping solutions for the automotive industry at the Freudenberg Group since 2011.

Prior to this – having completed his education in 1996 – he was employed in various international management roles within the automotive business of the Freudenberg Group. Torsten Maschke earned degrees in mechanical engineering from Münster University of Applied Sciences and in industrial engineering from Bochum University of Applied Sciences.