Effective August 1, 2019, Dr. Heiner Lang will join the Executive Board of Bosch Rexroth AG, Lohr a. Main, Germany. Once on the board, he will take over responsibility for engineering, which currently lies with Rolf Najork, chairman of the executive board of Bosch Rexroth AG and member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH, responsible for the industrial technology business sector.
In his new role, Lang will also be responsible for the three Bosch Rexroth business units which constitute the factory automation division (automation and electrification solutions, assembly technology, linear motion technology). In addition, he will retain his role as general president of the automation and electrification solutions business unit.
By expanding the executive board, Bosch Rexroth is responding to the increasing importance of the factory automation business area as well as focusing on topics of the future, in terms of software-based, automated and connected solutions. “Bolstering our cross-divisional capacity for innovation is truly on Bosch Rexroth’s agenda, and we are making that clear right now by strengthening the board with the appointment of Heiner Lang,” emphasized Najork.
Along with his other responsibilities, having Lang appointed to the executive board will strengthen Bosch Rexroth’s position in making the Factory of the Future a true reality.
Heiner Lang became general president of the automation and electrification solutions business unit at Bosch Rexroth in July 2017. This business unit boasts a wide range of drive and control technologies for factory automation and provides Industry 4.0 solutions for the Factory of the Future. Before this new role, Lang started his career at Bosch Rexroth as the head of technology for the industrial applications business unit in January 2017. Prior to that, he was president of Europe and Asia at MAG IAS GmbH. Heiner Lang studied mechanical engineering and obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Karlsruhe.