Loepfe appoints new CEO
Loepfe announced the appointment of
Dr. Ralph Mennicke as Chief Executive Officer of Loepfe Brothers
Ltd., effective from April 14, 2020. Ralph Mennicke takes over
from Maurizio Wermelinger, who is now retiring, having joined
Loepfe in 2007, became CEO in 2009.
committment to taking our business and our people on
a journey where we will seek to grow and grasp
future upsides has never been greater.”
Dr. Ralph Mennicke.
The Loepfe Board of Directors appointed
Ralph Mennicke as CEO to lead the company and its subsidiaries.
Loepfe is one of the leading manufacturers and solution partner
for online quality assurance systems in the textile sector.
Machine manufacturers as well as spinning mills and weaving
mills around the globe use and rely on Loepfe technology from
Ralph Mennicke is a Graduate of Technical
University of Munich, University of York, Mannheim and ESSEC
Business Schools. He holds an MSc and PhD in Physics and an
Executive MBA. Previously, Ralph Mennicke has held positions as
CEO, Deputy CEO, General Manager and Product Manager, as well as
interim Head of Technology, Product Management and Marketing.
Since completing his PhD, Ralph Mennicke
has contributed to technology, product and market expansion and
acquisitions, as well as providing inspired and effective
leadership during times of crisis in his previous company. In
his quest to set industry benchmarks and deliver quality
improvement for customers, Ralph Mennicke has also been heavily
involved in global standardization activities within the sensor
and measurement fields.
Loepfe CEO Dr. Ralph Mennicke said:
“Despite the current difficult business environment as I begin
my role as CEO of Loepfe, my commitment to taking our business
and our people on a journey where we will seek to grow and grasp
future upsides has never been greater. As in my previous roles,
at Loepfe my strategy will continue to focus on leveraging
committed talents, superior technology and unique market
knowledge to gain and maintain a competitive edge in the
It is my very good fortune to be joining
Loepfe from a company now experiencing a dynamic growth
environment, and also to follow Maurizio Wermelinger who led
Loepfe for more than a decade and established the company’s
reputation in the textile industry with some world-leading
product brands. As well as Maurizio, I also thank the Loepfe
Board of Directors and the Loepfe team for placing their trust
in me to lead them through this tough period.”
Loepfe Executive Chairman Alexander
Zschokke commented: “The Loepfe Group extends a big thank-you to
Maurizio for his long, loyal and successful lead of the company,
as well as a very warm welcome to Ralph. We are delighted to
have Ralph on board to steer Loepfe through the challenging
phase arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond.
Furthermore, we are confident that Loepfe is in a strong
position to emerge from this time with renewed vigour and