Welcome! On 1 February 2021, Professor Friedhelm Loh, Owner and CEO of the Friedhelm Loh Group, appointed Markus Asch (50) as CEO of Rittal International Stiftung & Co. KG and Chairman of the Management Board of Rittal GmbH & Co. KG. In this role, Asch is responsible for all areas of business at the world’s leading provider of enclosure, power distribution, climate control, IT infrastructure, software and service solutions. He also assumes overall responsibility for Rittal Software & Service (RSS) International, together with Eplan and Cideon. These three companies of the Friedhelm Loh Group offer software solutions, system technology and automation equipment to optimise the processes of their panel building and switchgear manufacturing customers across the board and drive future areas of business.
MANAGER WITH A WORLD MARKET LEADER
Asch is an engineering graduate of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. He started his professional career at the family-owned company Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG, the world market leader for cleaning equipment, where he held various management positions over the past 25 years – most recently, Deputy CEO and CTO. Under his leadership, Kärcher Professional became the clear technology and market leader in the B2B sector. Asch accelerated the development of modular and scalable product and solution platforms. He also successfully aligned the sales organisation to access potential new customers and markets.
HIGHLY DEVELOPED TECHNICAL UNDERSTANDING OF PRODUCTS
“Mr. Asch brings many years of experience in the management of globally successful family-owned companies to this challenging new position. He has a highly developed technical understanding of products, production and solutions and sees himself as a driver of innovation. Placing the focus firmly on customers, Mr. Asch thinks and acts from a global perspective,” remarks Professor Friedhelm Loh. “I’m looking forward to working with Professor Friedhelm Loh, the management team and the employees of this impressive world market leader, and I’m proud to have the opportunity to serve this company and help it develop,” says Asch.