As of December 31st, 2019, Ekrem Sirman will departure from his position as Chief Executive Officer of Harmonic Drive AG.
“We are ending our cooperation after 14 years with good understanding and mutual respect," explains Akira Nagai, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Harmonic Drive AG. “On behalf of the Supervisory Board and entire company, I would like to express my gratitude to Ekrem Sirman for his extraordinary personal commitment and successful work for the company. Taking over the position of Chief Executive Officer in 2008, he set the course for the future, realigned the company and successfully developed it strategically to this day," the Chairman of the Supervisory Board Akira Nagai acknowledging Sirman's work. “We wish him all the best for his professional and private future”, concludes Nagai.
Last year, the company recorded its highest turnover since its foundation with 120 million euro and employs over 400 people in Limburg.
“I leave with a feeling of melancholy, but also with the awareness that Harmonic Drive AG has developed into an international technology leader in drive technology with a high reputation and valuable employees," explains Sirman.
“I would like to thank the Supervisory Board and my colleagues of the Management Board for their support in making future-oriented corporate decisions. Furthermore, I would like to thank the employees for their excellent support and cooperation with many constructive and interesting discussions. Only in this way was it possible to bring the company to the top together. I wish you all continued success in the future”, concludes Sirman.
The Supervisory Board intends to announce further information regarding the succession plan for the Management Board in January 2020. Norimitsu Ito, Member of the Management Board, will take over all board activities until then.