PSI CEO Introduces New PSIPENTA Managing Directors and Announces the Renaming to PSI Automotive & Industry GmbH

Dr. Harald Schrimpf, Dieter Deutz, Alfred M. Keseberg, Harald Fuchs, Dr. Herbert Stefan Hadler (v.l.n.r.)

Dr. Harald Schrimpf, Dieter Deutz, Alfred M. Keseberg, Harald Fuchs, Dr. Herbert Stefan Hadler (f.l.t.r.)

Dr. Herbert Hadler and Dieter Deutz assume the operative management of the ERP and MES specialist as of January 2016

Berlin, 16 November 2015 – The Chief Executive Officer of PSI AG, Dr. Harald Schrimpf, introduced the new management team of the PSIPENTA Software Systems GmbH subsidiary at the 29th annual PSIpenta user convention (IPA) on 13 November 2015 in Essen. As of 1 January 2016, Dr. Herbert Hadler (50), to date responsible for the PSIPENTA business in Austria and Switzerland and Dieter Deutz (52), former division head of PSI Metals Non Ferrous GmbH, two successful PSI managers, will assume responsibility for the operations of the manufacturing software specialist. As of 1 January 2016, PSIPENTA Software Systems GmbH will be renamed PSI Automotive & Industry GmbH.

The new management duo succeeds the retiring Managing Director Alfred M. Keseberg (65), who will end his full-time professional career on 31 March 2016 and concentrate on major sales projects for PSI as a consultant. Mr. Keseberg has headed the company since 2004 and expanded PSIPENTA into a stable factor within the PSI Group. Today, PSIPENTA is one of the best-established providers in the highly competitive ERP and MES market.

“With the reintroduction of a management duo, it is intended to appropriately represent the two businesses automotive (serial production) and mechanical engineering/systems (small series and make-to-order production) in the management. With the two managing directors and additional strengthening of the personnel, the potential from Industry 4.0 and the current good economic situation are to be used for growth. To that end, in particular they are to launch PSIpenta 9 that has been migrated to the group platform and the completely new developments PSIjscada 2 (new machine and personnel data recording and visualisation) as well as PSIjls (production planning system) on the market. I thank Mr. Keseberg very, very much for his successful build-up of the company and look forward to further cooperation with him in major sales and Industry 4.0 research projects,” says Dr.-Ing. Harald Schrimpf, CEO of PSI AG. Along with his current activities for PSIPENTA in Austria and Switzerland, Dr. Herbert Hadler will assume the responsibility for the Industry business and the areas of finance and personnel. Dieter Deutz will be responsible for the Automotive business and sales and technology.

“As the user group, we welcome the new management team from PSI AG’s own business; a good basis for continuing the open and trusting cooperation with PSIPENTA. We thank Mr. Keseberg sincerely for the close contact that he always maintained with the customers,” emphasised Hans-Peter Rudolph, IT Project Head at the automotive supplier Läpple Dienstleistungsgesellschaft mbH and member of the board of the PSIPENTA Customer Community.

Fittingly for the market launch of PSIpenta Release 9, which has been migrated to the PSI technology platform, that provides numerous advances with regard to modern usability, adaptability and interoperability, the PSIPENTA Software Systems GmbH is being renamed to “PSI Automotive & Industry GmbH“ integrating it by name as well more closely into the Group. The new name, which is better on the international stage, underlines the focus on the automotive industry as well as the classical mechanical engineering and systems. The product names PSIpenta/ERP and PSIpenta/MES will remain.

Dr. Herbert Hadler has been working at PSIPENTA since 2002 and has been a member of the management since 2005. As Managing Director of what is now PSI CNI Austria, he set up the business in that country starting in 2005 and also took over the business activities of the PSI AG Switzerland in the same year. He directed both of the companies along the path of successful economic growth.

The engineer Dieter Deutz has been advising a renowned PSI customer as an independent consultant since 2014. Until 2014, he worked successfully as division head of the PSI Metals Non Ferrous GmbH. Deutz brings comprehensive know-how from various software projects in the metals industry and from 1999 to 2014 worked at the 4Production AG, which was acquired by the PSI Group in 2008 and was renamed PSI Metals Non Ferrous GmbH in May 2010.

On the basis of its own software products, PSI AG develops and integrates complete solutions for energy management (gas, oil, electricity, heat, energy trading), production management (mining, metals, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics) and infrastructure management for transport and safety. PSI was founded in 1969 and employs 1,700 persons worldwide.