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Further expansion of the Automation IT activities

Claus Kleedörfer switches to management position at HARTING Deutschland GmbH und Co. KG

Effective as of February 1, 2011, Dipl.-Ing. Claus Kleedörfer will join the management team of sales company HARTING Deutschland GmbH & Co. As General Manager, the former Head of Industrial Communication & Power Networks (ICPN) at HARTING Technology Group will be responsible for the further expansion of the Automation IT business area, where the drive for future growth will focus more squarely on sales.

As part of the HARTING Connectivity & Networks triad of Installation Technology, Device Connectivity and Automation IT, this area produces and sells Ethernet network components and cables that comprise the communication platform of a convergent Automation IT network. It is also fielding fully integrated RFID solutions.

The career of Claus Kleedörfer, who joined the company in 1993 as a development engineer in the Fibre Optics area of HARTING Technology Group, documents the successful HR strategy that HARTING, as a family owned and family managed company, is pursuing of promoting employees inhouse and offering them attractive career opportunities throughout the Technology Group. In 1999, he moved as Market Manager to the Heavy Industrial Connector area, which was set up as an independent entity in 2001. At that time Claus Kleedörfer was active in the Business Development area as Director Strategic Markets at HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG. In early 2009 he took over the responsibility as Director Market and Application Management/Direct Sales, to which he added the position of Director Industrial Communication and Power Networks (ICPN) in July 2009. He has held the latter post exclusively since July 2010.


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