On September 1st 2021, Florian Geistdörfer started as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the PI Group. Additionally, he became Managing Director of the new subsidiary in Switzerland, which was being founded at the time.
Florian Geistdörfer is the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the PI Group
For several years, the Manager from Switzerland has been supporting the PI Group as an external consultant in strategy and business development. "I am very pleased that we could gain Florian Geistdörfer for PI. As well as his high-level of competency, he also ensures continuity and direct productivity by occupying these important roles.", emphasized Markus Spanner, CEO of the PI Group.
Florian Geistdörfer is responsible for the PI Group's new operating model, and for this reason, will be in charge of business development, process management & IT, quality management & integrated management system (IMS), supply chain management, finance & controlling and human resources. As the CEO, Markus Spanner has complete responsibility for strategy development, fusions and takeovers, and corporate communication.
Mr. Geistdörfer plans to orchestrate complete growth of the PI Group, which is being driven by megatrends such as digitalization and health. "I look forward to scaling and modernizing the processes, structures and systems at PI to reach our ambitious growth targets“, reinforces Geistdörfer.
Before starting at PI, the 39-year-old lawyer (LL. M. International Law) collected various experiences in management consultancy, as well as in financial services and the automobile industry. In 2012, together with other partners, he founded the Management Accelerated GmbH in Herisau, Switzerland where he continues to be a shareholder.
PI in Brief
Physik Instrumente (PI) with headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany is the market and technology leader for high-precision positioning technology, and piezo applications in the market segments: Industrial Automation, Semiconductor Industry, Photonics, and Microscopy and Life Sciences. In close cooperation with international customers, PI's approximately 1,400 specialists have been continuously pushing the boundaries of what is technically possible for more than 50 years and developing both standardized and customized solutions. More than 400 granted and pending patents underline the company's claim to leadership. PI operates on a global scale, with nine production sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and 16 sales and service subsidiaries.