News-Spot | Business News | Jun 27, 2013

Martin Hockemeyer to Become Chief Executive Officer of Telefunken Licht AG

Martin Hockemeyer (43), Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Telefunken Licht AG, is to take over as the company´s Chief Executive Officer as of 1 July 2013. He will be following on from Klaus-Peter Voigt, who as of this date, will be moving to a new management position with the Media-Saturn Group.

Martin Hockemeyer is managing partner in the Gebrüder Thiele Group based in Bremen. The owner-operated Gebrüder Thiele Group was founded in 1848. Martin Hockemeyer has managed this fourth-generation family enterprise with its approx. 1,700 employees worldwide and 60 international sites since 1999. In 2007, he formed an innovative LED company, which meanwhile contributes to significant sectors of Telefunken Licht AG. Hemjö Klein, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Telefunken Licht AG says: "I am delighted that we have been able to engage Mr. Martin Hockemeyer as a successful and internationally-recognised entrepreneur for this management position, who will effortlessly continue the work carried out by his predecessor and develop the company further. His competencies and personality are a perfect match for Telefunken Licht which, as an international brand, embodies the tradition of German engineering skills like no other and to this day, stands for high quality, innovation and first-class performance coupled with classic design.

Our sincere thanks go to Klaus-Peter Voigt for successfully building up and positioning the company with excellent prospects in the LED market." From the beginning, the LED company formed by Martin Hockemeyer out of personal conviction in 2007 as part of the Gebrüder Thiele Group, has focused on particularly sustainable LED technology which can make a substantial contribution to meeting global challenges.

In 2012, Gebrüder Thiele GmbH and Live Holding AG – sole shareholder in Telefunken SE - formed Telefunken Licht AG, with the aim of opening up worldwide distribution channels under the Telefunken brand.

Martin Hockemeyer says: "I am very much looking forward to this new assignment and intend to tackle it with great conviction, personal involvement and the certainty of a successful ongoing performance. Our company´s focus is on the development of futureoriented LED technology which forms the basis for state-of-the-art lamps and lighting devices. A key market segment for Telefunken Licht in this field are commercial, industrial and municipal areas of application. Ongoing development and application of our patented, driverless technology will play a major role for us in these segments."

Martin Hockemeyer studied at the European Business School in London. He is married and lives with his family in Northern Germany. Martin Hockemeyer is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bernd and Eva Hockemeyer Foundation, which is committed to supporting cultural, educational and social activities.

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About Telefunken Licht AG:
Telefunken Licht AG, headquartered in Dreieich near Frankfurt, develops innovative LED technology and distributes products in the four product ranges of lighting, light modules, lamps and LED video systems.