Board of Management

The ETAS Board of Management comprises the following members: Christoph Hartung (Chairman), Günter Gromeier (Executive Vice President Sales), and Götz Nigge (Executive Vice President Operations).

Christoph Hartung

Christoph Hartung, President and Chairman of the ETAS Board of Management

President and Chairman of the ETAS Board of Management

Since January 1, 2021, Christoph Hartung has been President of ETAS and Chairman of the Board of Management.

 

Biographical data:

Christoph Hartung was born in Ulm, Germany, in 1973.

He studied Industrial Engineering and Management Science at University of Karlsruhe (TH) and holds a Master of Science in Computer & Information Science, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA.

Career stages:

  • 1999 – International Management Associate, DaimlerChrysler AG, Stuttgart
  • 2000 – Executive Assistant to the Vice President IT Business Systems, IT Management Business Systems, Daimler, Stuttgart
  • 2002 – Senior Manager, Worldwide Platforms and Architectures, IT Management Mercedes Car Group, Daimler, Stuttgart
  • 2006 – Senior Manager, Center of Competence (CoC) Workshop Systems, IT Management Global Sales – Aftersales, Daimler, Stuttgart
  • 2010 – Director, Member of the Board Service & Parts (S&P), Global Service & Parts IT Management, Daimler, Stuttgart
  • 2013 – Director, Global Lead Customer Management, Marketing & Sales Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars, Stuttgart
  • 2015 – Director, Global Lead Connected Car and Info-/Entertainment Systems, Research & Development, Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars, Stuttgart
  • 2017 – Vice President, Mobility Services, Digital and New Business Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg
  • 2020 – Executive Vice President, Connected Mobility Solutions Division, Robert Bosch GmbH, Ludwigsburg
  • 2021 – President and Chairman of the ETAS Board of Management, Stuttgart

Günter Gromeier

Günter Gromeier, Executive Vice President Sales

Executive Vice President Sales

Günter Gromeier has been a Member of the ETAS Board of Management since January 1, 2021.

 

Biographical data:

Günter Gromeier was born in Großau, Romania, in 1969.

He studied Electronics and Control Engineering at the Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences and holds a Master of Business Administration from Reutlingen University.

Career stages:

  • 1995 – Application Engineer, ETAS GmbH, Schwieberdingen
  • 1997 – Area Sales Manager – Western Europe, ETAS GmbH, Schwieberdingen
  • 1998 – Manager (Team Leader) Business Development, ETAS GmbH, Stuttgart
  • 2001 – Head of Sales, Service, and Marketing at ETAS SAS, Paris, France
  • 2005 – General Manager, ETAS Automotive Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, Shanghai, China
  • 2009 – Director Strategic Marketing, ETAS GmbH, Stuttgart
  • 2011 – Director Business Unit Development, ETAS GmbH, Stuttgart
  • 2014 – Vice President Product Group Automotive, ETAS GmbH, Stuttgart
  • 2020 – Vice President Marketing, Corporate Strategy, and Portfolio Management, ETAS GmbH, Stuttgart
  • 2021 – Executive Vice President Sales, ETAS GmbH, Stuttgart

Götz Nigge

Götz Nigge, Executive Vice President Operations

Executive Vice President Operations

Götz Nigge has been a Member of the ETAS Board of Management since January 1, 2021.

 

Biographical data:

Götz Nigge was born in Celle, Germany, in 1970.

He holds a Master degree in Business Administration from the University of the Federal Armed Forces, Munich, and from Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Career stages:

  • 1989 – Officer, Federal Armed Forces, German Navy
  • 1999 – Section Manager Human Resources, Robert Bosch GmbH, Plant Homburg/Saar
  • 2002 – Purchasing Manager, Central Purchasing Diesel Systems, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart
  • 2004 – Head of Purchasing International Production Network High Pressure Pump CP1, Robert Bosch GmbH, Plant Bari/Italy
  • 2008 – Vice President Restructuring, Division Diesel Systems, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart
  • 2010 – Vice President Finance and Member of the Executive Board, VHIT S.P.A Italy (Bosch Regional Office)
  • 2012 – Head of Project Hydraulic Power Train, Diesel Systems, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart
  • 2014 – Board Member Business Unit Growth Areas & Innovations and Head of Controlling, Administration, and Innovation Projects, Diesel Systems, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart
  • 2018 – Senior Vice President Commercial Areas, Connected Mobility Solutions Division, Robert Bosch GmbH, Ludwigsburg
  • 2021 – Executive Vice President Operations, ETAS GmbH, Stuttgart

Supervisory Board

The ETAS Supervisory Board comprises the following members: Dr. Walter Schirm (Executive Vice President Engineering Sales, Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH, Hildesheim, Germany), Susanne Eisenmann (Legal Counsel, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany), and Frank Hoffmann (Chair of the ETAS GmbH Works Council, Stuttgart, Germany).

Dr. Walter Schirm, Chairman of the ETAS Supervisory Board

Dr. Walter Schirm

Biographical data:

Dr. Walter Schirm was born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1963.
He earned his degree as Graduate Engineer in Mechanical Engineering and subsequently obtained his doctorate focused on Engineering Mechanics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Career stages in the Bosch Group:

  • 1995 – Technical Sales South-West, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1999 − Assistant to the Management, Robert Bosch GmbH, Gerlingen, Germany
  • 2002 – Head of Marketing, Division Chassis Systems Control, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2004 − Head of Sales for DaimlerChrysler, VW/Audi, Porsche, Division Chassis Systems Control, Robert Bosch GmbH, Abstatt, Germany
  • 2006-2009 − Senior Vice President Sales North America and Ford Group worldwide, Divisions Chassis Systems Control and Gasoline Systems, Robert Bosch LLC, Farmington Hills, USA
  • 2010 − Executive Vice President Sales VW Group, Head of Technical Sales North, Robert Bosch GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany
  • 2015 − Executive Vice President Sales Daimler, Head of Technical Sales Daimler, Robert Bosch GmbH, Waiblingen, Germany
  • 2018 − Executive Vice President Sales, Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH, Hildesheim, Germany

 

Susanne Eisenmann, Stuttgart, Germany

  • Lawyer, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany

Frank Hoffmann, Stuttgart, Germany

  • Chairman of the Works Council, ETAS GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany