Senior Leadership Team
Vincotech is a flat networked organization in which speed and flexibility in decision-making characterize the way of working.
Vincotech's Senior Leadership Team
Joachim Fietz – Chief Executive Officer
Joachim Fietz heads the Vincotech Group. Joining the company in January 2009, Joachim previously held senior positions in engineering, sales, and operations during a career spanning more than two decades.
Most recently, he served as CEO of Innominate Security Technologies AG, a Berlin-based company funded by venture capital that develops and sells advanced network security products to global customers. Before, he was Managing Director of Storage Technology GmbH, where he restructured and refocused the business to achieve significant profit and sales increases. At Sun Microsystems, he managed the German sales team, where he drove growth in core vertical markets.
Joachim earned a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hanover, graduating summa cum laude.
Ralf Meinardus – Chief Financial Officer
CFO Ralf Meinardus is responsible for Vincotech's financial operations worldwide. Prior to joining the company in 2009, he served as Managing Director Finance HR and IT for the Ondal Group, a privately owned medical equipment company, where he introduced modern, flexible work agreements and improved investor and banking relations. As Managing Director Finance for Avaya Germany from 2005 to 2008, he was a driving force behind the new business strategy, achieving major cost reductions and quality improvements. From 1996 to 2005, Ralf held several senior finance positions at General Electric, where he led successful business initiatives throughout Europe.
Ralf earned a bachelor's degree in European Business from the College of Trier, followed by a master's degree from the University of Leicester.
Eckart Seitter – Senior VP Global Sales & Marketing
As SVP Global Sales and Marketing, Eckart Seitter’s mission is to drive sales growth, win new customers, and boost design-win performance. Joining Tyco Electronics in 1999, he has served as Director Global Sales and Manager Product Marketing, and successfully developed sales in the renewable power generation market. With over 15 years experience as a manager and executive, he has a strong background and leadership skills in international sales, strategic marketing, and business development.
Previously serving as Industry Marketing Manager Mobile Communication at Molex Services GmbH, where he developed European mobile phone accounts, Eckart was also International Sales and Project Manager for military, aerospace, and medical industries sales at AXON`Kabel GmbH.
Eckart earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Technology in Esslingen, Germany, and a master’s degree in International Marketing from the Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg.
Károly Gurmai – General Manager – Bicske Plant
As General Manager of the Bicske plant, Károly Gurmai is responsible for the facility’s operations and putting lean principles into practice.
Károly joined the company in 1998 to head up controlling, later moving up to lead the entire administrative department. In 2008, he was entrusted with the management of the Bicske plant and tasked to transform the aging facility into a modern factory. Before that, he was a logistics manager in charge of production planning at A.C.S Rt.
Károly earned a master’s degree in corporate finance and operations management from Budapest University of Economics.