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Changes in the Management of YASKAWA Europe GmbH

18. October 2018

Bruno Schnekenburger takes over as Chief Operating Officer and Marcus Mead is appointed President of the Robotics Division.

On 1 September 2018 Marcus Mead assumed the position of President of the Robotics Division of YASKAWA Europe. (Source: Yaskawa)

YASKAWA Europe GmbH has enlarged its top management team: on 1 September 2018 Bruno Schnekenburger, hitherto President of the Robotics Division, assumed the duties of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of YASKAWA Europe (YEU) at its European headquarters in Eschborn. His successor as President of the Robotics Division is Marcus Mead.

- Following the outstanding successes of the last four years in his role as President of the European Robotics Division, in his new position Mr Schnekenburger will work intensively on further developing and strengthening the YASKAWA Europe Group,” says Manfred Stern, CEO of YASKAWA Europe GmbH and Executive Officer of the Japanese parent company YASKAWA Electric.

As COO, Bruno Schnekenburger will maintain a particular focus on operation excellence and lean enterprise, as well as the completion and start-up of the new robot manufacturing facility in Slovenia. In addition, he will continue as COO of YASKAWA Europe GmbH and retain his seat on the Board of Directors of YEU.

Marcus Mead assumed the position of President of the Robotics Division of YASKAWA Europe on 1 September 2018. Previously, Mr Mead had been Vice President Operations in the European Robotics Division of YASKAWA.

- I am confident that Mr Mead will continue the successful work of Mr Schnekenburger. His extensive experience in management positions in the field of factory automation will provide a good foundation,” Stern continues.

The enlarged top management of YASKAWA Europe today consists of Manfred Stern (CEO), Bruno Schnekenburger (COO), Norbert Gauss (President Drives Motion Controls) and Marcus Mead (President Robotics). Marcus Mead has also been appointed COO of YASKAWA Europe GmbH and will be represented on the Board of Directors of YEU.

A further member of the Board of YASKAWA Europe is Jukka-Pekka Makinen, President of the Environmental Energy Division, which in March this year was integrated as a third division into YASKAWA Europe.

About Marcus Mead:
48-year-old Marcus Mead is a graduate engineer in aerospace technology. He can draw on 27 years of experience in the aviation, automobile and automation industries, acquired at BAe, Magna International and Parker Hannifin Corporation. At Parker Hannifin, Marcus Mead spent eight years as Head of the European Pneumatic Division and was also Executive Director of Parker Hannifin Manufacturing Austria.

For further information please contact:
YASKAWA Europe GmbH, Headquarters
Armin Schlenk
Hauptstraße 185
D-65760 Eschborn
Tel.: +49 (0)6196 569-486