Carsten Schumann joins the team as CCO
PowerON’s management and board is pleased to announce that Carsten Schumann has joined the team today, July 1st, as the Group’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), based at our Dresden facility. Carsten leads PowerON’s commercial strategy and business development, focussing on product-market and customer engagement to drive business growth. In this senior corporate role, Carsten operates across our operations in both Dresden and Auckland, with the core aim of shaping our product and service offers to meet identified customers needs.
He has more than 15 years sales experience at machinery industry, in robotics, sensor and actuator products, in product management as well as in establishing and managing a subsidiary in China. His focus on customer acquisition will be invaluable in meeting our goals and objectives.
Asked why he decided to join PowerON, Carsten commented that he sees an opportunity to contribute to the introduction and market growth of unique products which will tackle and solve today’s and future challenges in our daily life, through introduction of advanced, lifelike, assistive robots and devices. “I want to be part of the dynamic and fast growing robotic industry in Saxony, which surely is a gateway to the future”, he says and continues: “I am looking forward to working with a transformational technology, supported by a world-class international team on the one hand – while supporting local industry in Dresden and Germany on the other.”
CEO Markus Henke observed: “Carsten is an excellent match for this role and greatly strengthens the PowerON Group as we begin our market entry stage. Being located in our Dresden facility places him close to our key partners and customers, and he will be taking a leading role in the collaboration processes we have refined working with our advanced research team in Auckland, New Zealand. Adding Carsten’s skill set will bring a strong commercial & market dimension – early on – to products that are emerging from our development effort now. We are looking forward to many fruitful discussions, new impulses and a real push to our company and product development.”