Christoph Hartung, Chairman of the Board of Etas

Change of management at Etas

  • Christoph Hartung (photo) becomes Chairman of the Board of Directors of the German company Etas, which specialises in solutions for the development of embedded systems, and welcomes new members.

Christoph Hartung (47), a member of the Bosch Group since January 2020 and a member of the Board of Directors of the Connected Mobility Solutions Division, has been Chairman of the Board of Etas since 1 January 2021. Etas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch, is a German company that develops solutions and tools for the development of embedded systems for the automotive and other industrial sectors. Mr. Hartung is an economic engineer with a degree in industrial engineering and management sciences. He also holds a master’s degree in computer and information sciences from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He has had a career with several car manufacturers, including Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz.

Christoph Hartung thus succeeds Friedhelm Pickhard (61), who left the company at his own request on 31 December 2020, ending a collaboration that began in 1989 within the Bosch Group. Since 2010, Mr. Pickhard has been Chairman of the Board of Management of Etas and responsible for corporate strategy, research and development, product marketing, communication and the Escrypt subsidiary.

Bernd Hergert (59) also retired from the Etas Board of Management on 31 December 2020. He has been Head of Business Operations at Etas since 2014 and was responsible for purchasing and logistics, finance and tax, planning and control, human resources, information services, quality and process management.

Götz Nigge (50) succeeded him on 1 January 2021. He holds a degree in business management and was previously Sales Director of Robert Bosch’s Connected Mobility Solutions division.

The third new member of the Etas Board of Management is Hans-Günter Gromeier (51). He was responsible for marketing, sales strategy and portfolio management for the Bosch subsidiary. The graduate engineer began his career 25 years ago at Etas as an applications engineer. He also holds a master’s degree in international business. He will now be responsible for sales and customer support at Etas. He succeeds Christopher White (60), who has been a member of the Etas Management Board since 2013 and who has been in a new position since 1 January 2021.