Management and Leadership of Minebea Intec

Dr. Karl Sommer CEO of Minebea Intec

As CEO responsible for:
• Overall corporate management and strategy
• Business development and expansion
• Efficiency improvement
• Leveraging synergies within the MinebeaMitsumi Group

Dr Karl Sommer is Chief Executive 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 management and strategy of the Intec Group to ensure future profitable growth. To this end, he sees his core task as understanding, prioritising and harmonising the satisfaction of the needs of our customers, employees, business partners and shareholders. Dr Sommer also has direct responsibility for Quality Management, Human Resources, Purchasing and Logistics & OPM.

Dr Sommer joined the company in 2020 and held the position of Chief Operation Officer (COO) until April 2023, later also as Deputy Business Unit 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 truly 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 near Hamburg. He spends his free time with his family and friends and enjoys outdoor sports.

Nick Parsons CSO of Minebea Intec

As CSO responsible for:
• Global responsibility for Sales, Service and Academy
• Revenue

Nick Parsons is Chief Sales Officer of the Minebea Intec Group. In his role as CSO, he executes the sales, service and marketing strategy, aligned with the company's objectives. His focus is on building strong customer relationships and understanding business needs.

Mr. Parsons has a long and diverse career in the weighing industry of 37 years. After Joining Sartorius as an Industrial Sales Specialist in 1999, he has held various positions including Head of Application Management in Göttingen, Germany, Global Director Indirect Sales, Director North America and recently the role of Deputy CSO. Throughout his time at Minebea Intec, he has been active as a board member in various trade associations, currently serving as President of CECIP (Comité Européen de Constructeurs d'Instruments de Pesage) .

In his view, being part of the MinebeaMitsumi Group is a great benefit in the market, as it also allows valuable synergies to be realized. Combined with a track record of highly reliable products that have proven themselves in the global market, Minebea Intec is one of the leading manufacturers of weighing and inspection technology.

Peter Grimley CPO and Vice Chairman of Minebea Intec

As CPO responsible for:
• Business Development
• Product Management
• Marketing

As Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors responsible for:
• Advice and support of the senior management

Peter Grimley is Chief Project Officer and Vice Chairman at Minebea Intec. In his role as CPO, he strategically drives the business development, product management and marketing divisions. As Vice Chairman oft he 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
• IT

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

Munetaka Nakazawa
COO of Minebea Intec

As COO responsible for:
• Production sites
• Manufacturing operations

As Chief Operation Officer COO, Munetaka Nakazawa is responsible for manufacturing. He ensures productivity improvements, product transfers and the smooth launch of new products.

With 17 years' experience within the MinebeaMitsumi Group, he is familiar with the accounting systems and production characteristics of the MinebeaMitsumi factories and knows his colleagues well, enabling him to implement cost optimisation and improvements not only at Minebea Intec but also at the MinebeaMitsumi plants. By exploiting valuable synergies with the parent company, he aims to increase Minebea Intec's production capacity worldwide. "Minebea Intec is also able to use MinebeaMitsumi's production facilities, mainly in Asia, to offer customers high-quality products at the best prices. This, together with its broad product portfolio of weighing and inspection solutions and unique manufacturing expertise, would set Minebea Intec apart from the competition.

Munetaka Nakazawa is married with two sons. In his spare time he likes to play guitar and bass guitar. He also has a great passion for motorcycling.

Dr. Axel Böttger CTO of Minebea Intec

As CTO responsible for:
• R&D
• Product Development

Dr. Axel Böttger is Chief Technical Officer of the Minebea Intec Group. In this role as CTO, his responsibility is to drive the product and technology development for further business expansion and renewal of our product portfolio, to align the product road maps together with sales and product management and improve the efficiency of the entire product life cycle.

Dr. Axel Böttger joined Minebea Intec as CTO in 2019. Prior to this, he worked for the MinebeaMitsumi Corporation for 20 years and held several positions amongst others as Division Manager Automotive and Industrial Motors and Vice President at the Minebea Mitsumi Technology Center in Villingen-Schwennigen, Germany. Prior to joining the corporation, he researched in the field of precision mechanics and industrial measuring systems at the TU Dresden and founded a company for measurement technology in Dresden, Germany. Through different roles and responsibilities, Dr. Axel Böttger has gained more than 30 years of experiences in product development for industrial and automotive products (for small and mass production) including measuring devices.

In his view, Minebea Intec’s parent company MinebeaMitsumi differentiates itself strongly from European competitors due to wide range of businesses, products and technologies for the global market with more than 90% in-house production. Minebea Intec, as an independent mid-size company with a very flexible organisation, has the benefit to utilise its huge global background including the worldwide market access of Minebea Mitsumi to extend the business with high quality products for weighing and inspection solutions.

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.

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