On January 1, 2021, Gerald Vogt (photo) will become the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Stäubli AG, Pfäffikon/Switzerland, a global mechatronics solution provider with activities in connectors, robotics and textile. He succeeds Rolf Strebel, who is retiring after more than 40 years with Stäubli and the last 14 years as Chairman of the Group Management Board.
Vogt has been responsible for the global Robotics business as Group Division Manager since mid-2016 and is already a member of the Group Management. When he joined Stäubli almost 20 years ago, he initially moved from the development and production site in Faverges/France, to the US for several years. As Division Manager he significantly expanded business for Stäubli Robotics North America.
Christophe Coulongeat will assume the global responsibility for the Robotics Division on January 1, 2021. He has been Deputy Division Manager since 2018 and previously gathered extensive experience in the packaging and automation industry in France, Austria, the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland.