On August 1, 2022, Dr. Steffen Haack (56) became Chairman of the Board of Management of drive and control specialist Bosch Rexroth AG. He has been a member of the Executive Board since January 1, 2021, with responsibility for development and the two product areas of industrial hydraulics. Rolf Najork (60), who has been CEO of Bosch Rexroth since 2016 and has been a member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH since January 2019, will focus on his role at Bosch following the successful realignment of Bosch Rexroth.
Filiz Albrecht, Member of the Board of Management and Labor Director of Robert Bosch GmbH and Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Bosch Rexroth AG, assured: “I am convinced that Bosch Rexroth, under the leadership of Steffen Haack, will excellently master the future challenges in the hydraulics and factory automation business areas. Steffen Haack knows Bosch Rexroth’s customers and associates very well and is a recognized expert for customer-oriented innovations.”
Commenting on Najork, Albrecht adds: “I would like to thank Rolf Najork for his leadership, with which he has shaped Bosch Rexroth into a very successful part of the Bosch Group since 2016. Together with the global team, he has sustainably increased the innovation and competitiveness of our control and drives business and created a strong culture of customer focus, collaboration, and commitment to performance that sets Bosch Rexroth apart. Bosch Rexroth is very well equipped for the future.”
In addition to his role as chairman of the board of management of Bosch Rexroth AG since February 2016, Najork has also been one of the managing directors of Robert Bosch GmbH since January 2019. During his time as Chairman of the Board of Management of Bosch Rexroth, Najork comprehensively restructured the company. Haack, who earned his doctorate in the field of fluid technology, began his career at Bosch in 1996. Since 2001, he has taken on various tasks at Bosch Rexroth, both related to factory automation and hydraulics. He was already a member of the Executive Board from 2015 to 2017. From 2017 until the end of 2021, Haack led the Industrial Hydraulics product area and rejoined the Executive Board in January 2021. Since then, he has been responsible for all development activities at Bosch Rexroth and the New Business product area. In addition to his professional activities, Haack is Chairman of the Fluid Power Association within the VDMA and a member of the Advisory Board of the German Mechanical Engineering Summit. Haack will continue his current responsibilities on the Executive Board, Development and Product New Business, as Chairman of the Executive Board. From Najork, he takes over responsibility for the central unit Strategy, Business Unit Development and Benchmarking.
The other four members of the Executive Board – Holger von Hebel, Thomas Donato, Reinhard Schäfer and Dr. Marc Wucherer – will retain their current responsibilities.
Commenting on his new role, Haack announced, “I look forward to continuing to drive the dynamic development of Bosch Rexroth with the global team: in the further development and sustainability of our products and solutions, the strengthening of our global supply chains, the competitive positioning of our company, and the further development of our strong corporate culture.”
Most recently, Bosch Rexroth had further intensified the development of its product portfolio and its regional positioning.
and announced, among other things, its intention to acquire the US hydraulics specialist HydraForce. In fiscal 2021, Bosch Rexroth achieved a record order intake of around 7.5 billion euros and returned to its pre-crisis level of sales of 6.2 billion euros. Bosch Rexroth also currently expects growth in order intake and sales for the fiscal year 2022. Bosch Rexroth has around 31,100 employees worldwide.