Written by Maria Beck
VARTA is responding to ongoing business growth and expanding its management team. Bengt Stahlschmidt has been recruited for the newly created position of General Manager Energy Storage Systems in the division Power & Energy. The 56-year-old is responsible for the development, production and sales of private home storage systems and commercial large-scale storage systems, and he reports directly to Gordon Clements, the General Manager for the division Power & Energy. This new position creates a direct link between development and sales for the first time to enable the company to react quickly and more efficiently to changes in the market. The aim is to further strengthen the market position in the home storage market and to press ahead with internationalisation.
“Bengt Stahlschmidt brings wide-ranging experience in sales and marketing, business development, and skills in company organisation and reorganisation to this position,” Gordon Clements explains. “He is a proven performer with specialist knowledge in the areas of energy, IT and energy efficiency. We are looking forward to working with him and are confident that we will be able to further expand our sales network with him, which will allow us to continue on our successful course and lead VARTA Storage to the next stage in its development.”
Bengt Stahlschmidt has many years of experience in the energy storage market and in energy efficiency solutions. A graduate in mechanical engineering and business administration, he was last Business Development Manager at redT energy storage, before that Head of Global Sales at Gildemeister energy storage.
About VARTA AG
VARTA AG, as the parent company of the Group, is active in the Microbatteries and Power&Energy business segments through its subsidiaries VARTA Microbattery GmbH and VARTA Storage GmbH. Today, VARTA Microbattery GmbH is already an innovation leader in the field of microbatteries, one of the market leaders for hearing aid batteries and is also striving for market leadership for lithium-ion batteries in the wearables sector, especially for hearables. Power&Energy focuses on intelligent energy solutions for tailor-made battery storage systems for OEM customers as well as on the design, system integration and assembly of stationary lithium-ion energy storage systems. With five production and manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia as well as sales centers in Asia, Europe and the USA, the operating subsidiaries of the VARTA AG Group are currently active in over 75 countries worldwide.