New CEO of Rittal International and RSS International

12th February 2021
Alex Lynn

Effective February 1st, 2021, Professor Friedhelm Loh, Owner and CEO of the Friedhelm Loh Group, appointed Markus Asch (49) as CEO of Rittal International and Chairman of the Management Board of Rittal.

He is therefore responsible for all the Business Units with 9,700 employees. Asch also assumes overall responsibility for Rittal Software & Service (RSS) International with the Eplan and Cideon units and 1,400 employees. With software solutions, system technology and machines for automation, the three companies of the Friedhelm Loh Group optimise the processes of their customers in control and switchgear engineering across the board and drive future business areas.

Over the past 25 years, Asch has held various management positions at Alfred Kärcher, the family-owned company and world market leader for cleaning equipment, most recently as Deputy CEO and CTO. Under his leadership, Kärcher Professional was able to evolve into the clear technology and market leader in the B2B sector. Asch accelerated the development of modular and scalable product and solution platforms and successfully aligned the sales organisation to develop new customer and market potentials.

“Mr. Asch brings along many years of experience in the management of globally successful family-owned companies to this challenging new position,” Professor Friedhelm Loh said: “He has a high technical understanding of products, production and solutions and sees himself as a driver of innovation. Mr. Asch visibly focuses on the customer and thinks and acts from a global perspective.”

“I look forward to working with Professor Loh, the management and the employees at this impressive global market leader,” added Asch, “And I am proud to serve the company and help develop it.”

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