As of January 1, 2020, the electrical engineering specialist Pfannenberg has appointed Tobias Merl as the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) of the Pfannenberg Group. In this newly created position, Dr. Merl is responsible for increasing the innovative capacity of the medium-sized company as part of the management team. He will be reporting directly to Andreas Pfannenberg, who is the CEO of the Pfannenberg Group.
Dr. Tobias Merl has a PhD in industrial engineering. Dr. Merl started his professional career as a management consultant at Competence Centrum mittelständische Industrie (CCMI), where he spent 5 years advising and optimising industrial companies before moving to Pfannenberg in 2016. As Business Development Manager, he was responsible there for the development of product management and opening up new business fields. With his new position, Dr. Merl is taking over the global management of Development, Product Management and Market Intelligence.
“With Tobias Merl, we have acquired the ideal person to fill our new position of Chief Innovation Officer. Dr. Merl has extensive know-how in establishing organisation, culture and change. I am pleased that Dr. Merl has an in-depth insight into our company and is able to avail himself of an existing network of suppliers and customers. With his expertise, he will help our company to adapt to the ever-increasing rate of change in market requirements and strengthen our future viability,” explained Chief Executive Officer Andreas Pfannenberg.