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Torqeedo Announces New Leadership

(Left to Right) Heiko Vietmeier and Fabian Bez.

(Left to Right) Heiko Vietmeier and Fabian Bez.

Electric propulsion company Torqeedo this morning announced that it has appointed Fabian Bez as CEO and Heiko Vietmeier as CFO. Bez assumed his role on Oct. 1 while Veitmeier will start on Nov. 1.

Bez and Vietmeier will replace Dr. Markus Müller, CTO and CSO of Torqeedo’s parent company DEUTZ AG, and Dr. Alf Harkort, who both served as interim managing directors for the company during the executive search process.

Bez has extensive experience in strategic corporate development as vice president of E-Solution and Services at Webasto SE. Most recently, Bez worked as an independent management consultant in the field of alternative drives and renewable energies.

Vietmeier most recently served as the CFO for Defontaine Group in France, a manufacturer of slewing bearings for wind turbines, transportation, forestry, machine tools and marine and medical applications.

“The DEUTZ Management Board welcomes Fabian Bez and Heiko Vietmeier as the new management team for Torqeedo, “Torqeedo CTO Dr. Markus Müller said in a statement. “We are confident they will leverage their extensive leadership experience to drive Torqeedo forward sustainably.”

Müller added, “We would like to thank Dr. Alf Harkort for his substantive contributions to Torqeedo and his impressive successes during the transition. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.” 



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