Appointments | Signify | Jun 14, 2021

New OEM Leader at Signify for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland: Hendrik Theiß Succeeds Franz Jansen

Effective July 1, Hendrik Theiß will take over as head of Signify's OEM business in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (D/A/CH). He succeeds Franz Jansen, who will end his career after more than thirty-five years of service to Philips, Philips Lighting, and Signify.

Hendrik Theiß joined Philips in 2007 directly after graduating from high school and completed a dual study program there until 2011. Since then, he has worked through a variety of areas and positions at Philips Lighting and Signify. Until 2018, he worked in the OEM area first as a Key Account Manager and later as an International Key Account Manager and Business Development Manager. In 2018, Theiß moved to the Professional team as Key Account Manager Office. Since 2019, Hendrik Theiß has been Sales Manager in the Office & Industry area and took over the management of the Systems & Services team for the O&I area as part of the reorganization. With the new task, he now returns to his OEM roots.

Franz Jansen began his career at Philips after completing his studies in 1985 in the semiconductor business of Valvo, then the components division of Philips. Six years later, he moved to Philips Lighting, where he took over the management of the OEM business in D/A/CH shortly afterward in 1993. In addition to international tasks as manager for the UV component business, his regional activities also took him around the world.

"Franz Jansen played a key role in shaping the transformation of the lighting industry and played a decisive role in paving the way for the age of networked lighting in the OEM business. We thank him from the bottom of our hearts for his dedication and commitment over the past 35 years and wish him the best of health and all the best for the coming phase of his life. At the same time, we are very pleased to welcome Hendrik Theiß in his new position. We are sure that he and his team will consistently continue and shape the path they have taken."
Rada Rodriguez
Signify Manager in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland


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