The international automation company, COPA-DATA, expands its executive board. With immediate effect, Thomas Punzenberger, Stefan Reuther and Phillip Werr are jointly responsible for company business.
Since founding the company in 1987 Thomas Punzenberger has been solely responsible for the management of COPA-DATA. In order to keep the growth of this family-owned business on a solid and future-proof foundation, responsibilities will now be divided across a team of three.
“Our turnover has doubled to over 30 million Euro in the last five years and the employee numbers show a similarly positive development. The future also holds signs of growth for COPA-DATA. In order to respond to our stable growth, it’s time to navigate the necessary course,” explains Punzenberger. “My decision to divide management responsibilities across several heads is also a clear commitment to COPA-DATA's continued independence.”
As Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Thomas Punzenberger (54) will now be focusing his energies to Product and Innovation. When it comes to Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT, the entrepreneur sees particular growth potential for the software systems developed by COPA-DATA.
As Chief Sales Officer (CSO), Stefan Reuther (37) takes over Sales and Business Development at COPA-DATA. Reuther has been with the company since July 2002. He began his professional career as a Technical Consultant at the headquarters in Salzburg and then took on several positions within the firm – from International Key Account Manager to Head of Business Intelligence at the COPA-DATA subsidiary in Germany. As a new member of the executive board, Reuther is based at the Salzburg headquarters once again.
As Chief Marketing and Operations Officer (CMO/COO), Phillip Werr (36) is responsible for Marketing and Organization in the company. Werr began his career at COPA-DATA in December 2010, initially as Product Marketer. He was Head of Marketing in the company from December 2012 until December 2016.