August 28, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
August 28, 2018 – HEIDENHAIN, the manufacturer of precision measurement and control equipment, has appointed its current president and managing director David Doyle as CEO, effective October 1, 2018, when he will assume responsibility of customer-focused operations for Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
At that time, current CEO Rick Korte will retire after more than 34 years with the company.
“I am happy to announce the next phase of the succession plan for our North American operations, with the promotion of David Doyle to CEO,” said Korte. “I have the utmost confidence in David and trust he will continue to grow our business and support our customers with world-class service in all areas.”
Doyle started with HEIDENHAIN in 2016 as vice-president of sales and marketing, bringing with him more than 25 years of experience in international capital equipment business and technical support management.
“I want to thank Rick Korte for leading HEIDENHAIN in tremendous growth over these many years, and for the guidance he has provided to not only myself, but to the many staff members who have called HEIDENHAIN home for so long,” said Doyle. “I am looking forward to leading the HEIDENHAIN team through the next phase of development and to reaching our growth objectives in North America by continuing to put our customers first.”