Ansgar Hinz has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies since April 14, 2016. He initially joined the VDE Association as a Board Member on April 1, 2016
He served for 15 years as Managing Director of MESSKO GmbH in Oberursel, a company under the Reinhausen Group, which is involved in the development, production and marketing of monitoring, control and automation technology. He has worked in various capacities for the Reinhausen Group since 1994, starting with the management of international marketing and the acquisition of the CSO Americas function in which he was responsible for the markets in North, Central and South America with its branch offices in Jackson and Sao Paulo. From 2009 to 2011, he founded and led the group’s Canadian company in Montreal.
From 2010 to 2013 he built up the Reinhausen Power Distribution Division, which has in its portfolio the business areas smart grids, renewable energy and new distribution grid technologies. At the end of 2012, in addition to his capacity as Managing Director of Messko GmbH, Mr. Hinz also took over the business unit responsible for the market segments sensor technology, automation, analytics and diagnostics at the Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen in Regensburg.
Ansgar Hinz studied Electrical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University before starting his career at the Reinhausen group of companies in Regensburg.