Management change at Rutronik Austria: Gernot Simon becomes new Country Manager

by gabi

Extra mile for Rutronik: The Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GesmbH appoints Gernot Simon as the new Country Manager in Austria from June 1, 2024. He succeeds Christian Zotter, who worked in this position for the distributor for over ten years. Gernot Simon is a long-standing employee who has been with the company for 20 years and has held a number of positions. Finding long-term, partnership-based solutions, stable, and healthy growth paired with a sense for innovation and new growth markets are attributes that have characterized Rutronik Austria in the past and for which the company will continue to stand.

Strategically, Gernot Simon sees great potential for the Austrian market in the market segments of e-mobility, renewable energies and medical technology: “Austria plays a pioneering role in the field of renewable energies, especially with regard to biomass cogeneration. But there are also many customers in Austria with innovative approaches and great potential in the field of electrified drives and related technologies such as BMS or charging infrastructure.”

Gernot Simon continues: “In future, our focus at Rutronik will be on providing even greater technical support to our customers with our regional team. Above all, this includes design-in in close cooperation with our focus manufacturers.”

In addition to the expansion of new vertical market segments, the new Country Manager will focus on stable supply to customers with the best fitting components, establishment of new technologies, e.g. Artificial Intelligence, new customer acquisition, and the best-in-class service of existing customers: as it’s all about our heterogeneous customer structure that characterizes Rutronik in Austria – with long-standing business relationships on the one hand and growth opportunities with newly established   companies on the other.

“His many years of experience with Rutronik, as well as his extensive network of customers and manufacturers from a wide range of industries, makes Gernot Simon the best fit for this position,” says Christian Zotter, former Country Manager and new Business Development Consultant at Rutronik Austria, with confidence.


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