ProLeiT appoints a new Managing Director

Friedrich Richter (left) and Jürgen Wölfl (right)

Herzogenaurach, June 10, 2024 – ProLeiT has announced the appointment of Jürgen Wölfl as its new Managing Director, effective June 1, 2024. He succeeds outgoing CEO Friedrich Richter, who has held this position at ProLeiT since June 2022 and is now preparing to take on the role of Senior Vice President – Industrial Automation Services at Schneider Electric.

In his new position, Jürgen Wölfl can draw on his wealth of experience and industry expertise that he has accumulated over his 25-plus-year career at ProLeiT GmbH. He has built an excellent network in the automation industry and successfully demonstrated his leadership skills working in various management roles – most recently as Global Head of Delivery at the ProLeiT Group.

As Vice President ProLeiT Software Services / Managing Director, Jürgen Wölfl is responsible for further expanding ProLeiT’s extensive range of standardized solution and product software, driving forward the company’s international growth plans and intensifying the existing synergistic effects with Schneider Electric/AVEVA.

“I am deeply honored and humbled by the trust placed in me. My career path brought me to ProLeiT in Herzogenaurach in 1995 as a project and commissioning engineer, initially drawn by the pioneering spirit and start-up character of the company. Throughout my entire career, I have always been fascinated by the opportunities and new challenges thrown up by the industry and the constant disruptive development of our company. Our colleagues, products and solutions, in collaboration with our customers, form a unique ecosystem that ensures ongoing development in the future. I am determined to play an active role in shaping this future and contributing to the success of ProLeiT under the umbrella of Schneider Electric. Further, I am particularly looking forward to continuing to work closely with Friedrich Richter in his new role as Senior Vice President – Industrial Automation Services at Schneider Electric,” says Jürgen Wölfl.

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Friedrich Richter, who has been CEO at ProLeiT since 2022, will take up the role of Senior Vice President – Industrial Automation Services at Schneider Electric on June 1, 2024. During his time at ProLeiT, Friedrich Richter significantly contributed to overseeing post-merger integration and enhancing the synergistic effects between ProLeiT and Schneider Electric/AVEVA. In his new role, he will be responsible for the development and implementation of the growth strategy for Industrial Automation Services for Schneider Electric, including ProLeiT Business.

“I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to all ProLeiT employees for their professionalism and commitment. Over the last two years, we have accomplished a lot together, including all time high performance in revenue, order intake and profitability. ProLeiT holds a special place in my heart, and I eagerly anticipate collaborating with my colleague, Jürgen Wölfl, who will assume the role of Vice President Software Services. Together, alongside the entire #teamProLeiT, we will continue to foster the growth and development of ProLeiT's business, delivering enhanced synergies and value in partnership with Schneider Electric to our esteemed customers.”