Markus Schmidt is the new Managing Director at HEKUMA


Since January 1, 2017, Markus Schmidt has been holding the position as Managing Director for the systems manufacturer HEKUMA.


Originally from Cologne, Germany, he assumed the position as Managing Director at HEKUMA on January 1, 2017. Prior to that, Markus Schmidt held various management positions, most recently as the commercial director of a corporation in the electronics industry. Now the 48-year-old is bringing his engineering knowledge to the Bavarian high-performance automation specialist. Schmidt will primarily bear the responsibility for the commercial departments.


New position at the top

"We are very happy that we were able to acquire such a seasoned executive with Markus Schmidt, and especially one who comes with such in-depth technical knowledge", stated Edgar M. Schäfer, Chairman of the elexis Group and CEO of HEKUMA. After completing a degree in mechanical engineering, Markus Schmidt continued his educational pursuits and obtained an additional degree in economics for engineering. Subsequently, Schmidt acquired experience in technical controlling, project management, finance and accounting as well as in commercial management of Otto Junker GmbH. At the same time, he held the position of the Commercial Director of INDUGA, a subsidiary of Otto Junkers. Most recently, Schmidt was the Commercial Director of NATUS GmbH.