Gerald Vogt has succeeded Rolf Strebel as Stäubli Group’s CEO, with Christophe Coulongeat managing the global robotics division in Vogt’s place.
Gerald Vogt assumed the role of Stäubli’s CEO on Jan. 1, 2021, succeeding Rolf Strebel. Vogt served as group division manager for the company’s global robotics business since mid-2016 and is already a member of the group management.
When he joined Stäubli almost 20 years ago, Gerald Vogt initially moved from the company’s Faverges, France development and production site to the US for several years. As division manager, he expanded business for Stäubli Robotics North America. Afterwards he returned to Faverges as head of development before taking over responsibility for the German business as head of Stäubli Robotics in Bayreuth.
To prepare Vogt for his future tasks as CEO and ensure a smooth transition, the Stäubli Board of Directors nominated Gerald Vogt as Rolf Strebel’s successor at the beginning of 2020. Since then, Vogt has accompanied Strebel and taken responsibility for the introduction and implementation of Stäubli’s business strategy leading into 2030.
“We are delighted to have found in Gerald Vogt a forward-looking manager with extensive international experience and a clear entrepreneurial spirit who is already very well connected within the Group,” says Yves Serra, chairman of the board of directors.
“On behalf of the entire Board of Directors and the Stäubli family, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rolf Strebel for more than 40 years of dedication to Stäubli and his outstanding work as CEO of the Stäubli Group over the past 14 years,” adds Serra.
Christophe Coulongeat will assume global responsibility for Stäubli’s robotics division. The French manager has been deputy division manager since 2018, and has gathered experience in the packaging and automation industry in France, Austria, the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland.
Stäubli plans to expand its market position worldwide, especially focusing on North America and Asia.