Carsten Hoff (left) and Martin Goetzeler, new and former CEO of Dspace.

Dspace appoints a new CEO

  • Martin Goetzeler, CEO of the Dspace Group, leaves his position at his own request for personal reasons. He is replaced by Carsten Hoff. In order to ensure a smooth transition, Martin Goetzeler will remain available to the new CEO in an advisory capacity after April 17, 2023.

Carsten Hoff (49, left in photo) has a degree in electrical engineering and a doctorate in computer science and comes from a background focused on research and development. He is currently Managing Director of Claas E-Systems and previously held various management positions at the automotive supplier Hella. He will be expected to leverage the experience gained in his previous roles to provide strategic impetus to Dspace and continue to evolve software platform-based simulation and validation solutions.

“I am very excited to join Dspace. I am very impressed with the company’s development and Dspace’s role in the automotive industry. The values that the family-owned company Dspace stands for have convinced me,” said Carsten Hoff.

“It has been an exciting five years. After a fulfilling professional career, I want to devote more time to my personal and family tasks and interests in the future,” said Martin Goetzeler.

Martin Goetzeler (60) has been leading Dspace since March 1, 2018. Under his leadership, the virtual and real simulation and validation offering has been expanded to meet the requirements of the automotive industry, especially in the area of autonomous driving and software-based vehicle definition. This period saw the development of dedicated Software-In-the-Loop simulation solutions in this process and the integration of AI and cloud-based technologies into the German company’s test and validation products.