Roman Gaida becomes new CSO at Bürkert

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Roman Gaida will become the new CSO at fluidics specialist Bürkert Fluid Control Systems on November 1, 2023. (Image: Andi Werner Photography)

As of November 1, Roman Gaida will take over the vacant position of Chief Sales Officer (CSO) at Bürkert Fluid Control Systems in Ingelfingen, Germany, and will be responsible for global sales and marketing activities as a member of the management board.

"We are pleased to have gained a dynamic leader in Mr. Gaida. He brings a broad technical and international experience. It was important for both sides that we could establish a high level of alignment in our values. We are convinced that Mr. Gaida fits very well into the Bürkert culture, which is characterized by appreciation, respect and mutual trust," reports CEO Georg Stawowy about the recruitment. Roman Gaida has extensive industrial experience in various roles and internationally operating companies: After training as a cutting machine operator and subsequently working in various positions at Wieland-Werke in Ulm, Germany, as well as studying to become an industrial engineer and Executive MBA Technology Management, he was responsible for Business Development Plasma Coating at OC Oerlikon Balzers. Since 2017, Mr. Gaida has been responsible for CNC products in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions at Mitsubishi Electric Europe as Divisional Manager EMEA Sales, Marketing, Service and Engineering and is also part of Mitsubishi's European Factory Automation Leadership Team.

For Roman Gaida, it is above all "the cultural fit and the Bürkert technology as well as its diverse areas of application" that have particularly convinced him. "Furthermore, despite its international orientation, Bürkert is characterized by a strong customer focus, which is particularly important in solution sales. The impressive innovative strength and the dedicated team have significantly influenced my decision. I look forward to continuing to grow as CSO together with the team and to continue Bürkert's success story," Gaida added. As CSO, Roman Gaida will join CEO Georg Stawowy, Meike Querengässer (CPO/CHRO), Stefan Müller (CTO) and Dr. Udo Gais (CFO) in November to form the management team of the family-owned company Bürkert Fluid Control Systems.