Management and Leadership of Minebea Intec
Dr. Karl Sommer CEO and COO of Minebea Intec
As CEO and COO responsible for:
• Overall corporate management and strategy
• Business development and expansion
• Increasing efficiency within the divisions and operational function
• Leveraging synergies within the MinebeaMitsumi Group
• Human Resources and Quality Management
Dr Karl Sommer is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operation Officer of the Minebea Intec Group and Business Unit Head of the Intec Business Unit within the MinebeaMitsumi Group. In his role as CEO, he is responsible for the overall corporate management and strategy of the Intec Group and thus for ensuring future profitable growth, as well as directly responsible for the Quality Management and Human Resources functions. As CEO, he sees it as his core task to understand, prioritise and harmonise the fulfilment of the needs of customers, employees, business partners and shareholders. Furthermore, in his role as COO, Dr Sommer is responsible for managing the three divisions as well as directly responsible for the global functions of Purchasing and Logistics & OPM.
Dr Karl Sommer joined the company in 2020 and held the position of Chief Operation Officer (COO) until April 2023 and again since August 2023, and later additionally the position of Deputy Division Head. Dr Sommer previously worked for the private equity investor Aurelius Group as a member of the Operations Practice. He was Managing Director of the Aurelius portfolio company LD Didactic Group in Hürth, Germany. Prior to that, he gained several years of experience in the automotive industry in various positions and responsibilities within the Schaeffler Group. Dr Sommer began his career as a university research assistant while working on his doctorate.
What he believes sets Minebea Intec apart from the competition is one of the broadest and highest quality product and solution offerings in the global weighing and inspection industry, combined with a global presence, the DNA and agility of a large German mid-sized company, and the strengths of being part of the MinebeaMitsumi Group.
Dr Karl Sommer is married with three children and lives with his family in the Hamburg region. He spends his free time with his family and friends and enjoys outdoor sports.
Peter Grimley CSO and Vice Chairman of Minebea Intec
As CSO responsible for:
• Business Development
As Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors responsible for:
• Advice and support of the senior management
Peter Grimley is Chief Sales Officer and Vice Chairman at Minebea Intec. In his role as CSO, he executes the sales, and marketing strategy, aligned with the company's objectives. His focus is on building strong customer relationships and understanding business needs. Peter Grimley strategically drives the business development, product management and marketing divisions. As Vice Chairman of the board of Directors, he supports the senior management in operational and strategic direction as well as specific development projects.
He joined the company in 1989 as a sales engineer and has held various senior positions within the global organisation over the past 30 years, always with a strong personal connection to Industrial products. These positions include Business Area Manager (UK), Managing Director Sartorius Korea, Director of the Asia Region Sartorius Hong Kong and President Sartorius Japan. Subsequently, as CEO Global Weighing, Mr Grimley took responsibility for the integration of the former Philips scale business into the current Minebea Intec company and served as CEO of Minebea Intec until 2020. Today, he is a Member of the Board of Directors of Intec and its global subsidiaries.
“Minebea Intec has a broad portfolio of high quality, application-oriented products and a global presence that enables us to fully support our customers regardless of their geographical location”. In his view, this sets Minebea Intec apart from its competitors.
Mr. Grimley is married and lives in the UK. He spends his spare time riding bicycles anywhere in the world.
Manina Kettler CFO of Minebea Intec
As CFO responsible for:
• Accounting, Treasury and Controlling
Manina Kettler is Chief Financial Officer of Minebea Intec. In her role as CFO, she manages budgeting, reporting, contracts, insurance, cash flow planning and IT strategy. Her overall goals are to grow Minebea Intec's business and keep the company profitable.
Manina Kettler's career began with a dual business administration degree at the Volkswagen Group. She then held various positions as a controller in the food and service industries before commencing in controlling for Minebea Intec's Aachen site in 2013. In 2018, she then took on her first management position as Director Accounting at the headquarters in Hamburg, followed by Controlling in 2019. Since 2021, Manina Kettler has been Deputy CFO, and at the beginning of 2023 she was promoted to CFO.
For Manina Kettler, the passion and extensive know-how of the employees are Minebea Intec's greatest strength. These attributes lead to a high quality awareness of each individual, which is ultimately reflected in the products. In addition, by using the synergies with MinebeaMitsumi as the parent company, Minebea Intec can react very flexibly and invest specifically in product development.
In her free time, Manina Kettler loves to travel and enjoys spending time with her three godchildren. She lives very close to Minebea Intec's headquarters in Hamburg and uses the time on weekends to unwind at a Zumba class or to cook for friends
Jörg Hoffmann Chairman of the Board of Directors, Managing Executive Officer MinebeaMitsumi Inc., General Manager of Regional Affairs for MM Europe, Deputy Head of Electronic Device Manufacturing HQ MM Inc. Head of UEA (Ushin Europe Automotive), Deputy Head of Ushin HQ
As Chairman of the Board of Directors responsible for:
• Control and advice of the Senior Management
Jörg Hoffmann is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Minebea Intec. In his role he supports the Minebea Intec Senior Management in the strategical direction and is responsible for the Integration of Minebea Intec into the MinebeaMitsumi European Organisation.
Mr. Hoffmann, graduated in Mechanical Engineering, has been with MinenbeaMitsumi since 1994, when he started working for PMDM as a Process Engineer. From there he took over different positions within the company before he became Deputy Head of Spindle BU in the MinebeaMitsumi Group and CEO of PMDM/MTCE in 2005. In subsequent years he acted as Head of EMT BU and Excecutive Officer of MinebeaMitsumi Inc. Since 2019 he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Minebea Intec and continues in several different roles within the MinebeaMitsumi Group.
Jörg Hoffmann is convinced that Minebea Intec as a member of the MinebeaMitsumi Group with access to a global network of manufacturing, R&D and sales sites benefits from a financially healthy mother company that is very strong in manufacuring with factories all over the globe and is well equipped to compete in the market.
Jörg Hoffmann is married and has two children. His very limited free time he usually spends with his family. As both his kids are horseback riders they spend a lot of time on horse jumping tournaments or in the stable with the horses. In wintertime the family loves to go skiing.