Dr. Carsten Hoff appointed as the new CEO of dSPACE

Dr. Carsten Hoff takes the reigns of dSPACE Group as its new CEO, succeeding Martin Goetzeler, who is leaving for personal reasons. To ensure a smooth handover, Martin Goetzeler will continue to assist the new CEO in an advisory capacity after April 17, 2023.

Industry sources added that Dr. Carsten Hoff is currently the Managing Director of CLAAS E-Systems. Before that, he held various management positions at the automotive parts supplier HELLA. His extensive experience in his previous position will provide the impetus for the strategic development of dSPACE and continue to promote the expansion in the field of software-based simulation and verification.

Dr. Carsten Hoff, 49, is an experienced manager. He has a solid R&D background and working experience in a R&D center. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Science. He also has international management experience and is familiar with dSPACE and its products.

Dr. Herbert Hanselmann, founder and shareholder of dSPACE, stated: “Dr. Carsten Hoff is a manager with rich international experience and a deep understanding of the current challenges facing our target market. He will be responsible for the overall helm of dSPACE. The company is off to a good start.”

Dr. Herbert Hanselmann also added: “Under the successful leadership of Martin Goetzeler, dSPACE continues to strengthen its market position by setting a decisive policy for the continuous expansion of the product portfolio, globalization and future-oriented organizational structure. Through continuous expansion of future investments and teams, He has succeeded in continuing the high growth of the company during these challenging years. We regret but respect Martin Goetzeler’s decision. I would like to thank him in particular for his outstanding contribution, dedication and mutual support. trust and cooperation.”

Dr. Carsten Hoff stated: “I am delighted to be joining dSPACE. I am impressed by the company’s development and its important role in the automotive industry. I admire the values ​​that the family-owned company dSPACE stands for.”

Martin Goetzeler: “It has been an exciting five years. The excellent and close cooperation with the entire dSPACE team, our customers and partners, and the shareholder family has been key to our success and going forward. For this I thank everyone very much. At After a fulfilling career, I would like to devote more time to my personal and family affairs and interests in the future. I wish my successor and all dSPACE employees the necessary skills for greater success and All the best in the future.”

Industry sources added that Martin Goetzeler has been leading dSPACE since March 1, 2018, in a timely manner to meet market and customer needs, especially in autonomous driving and software-defined vehicles, by accelerating the development of the product portfolio in the field of simulation and verification in virtual and real environments On the one hand, an important milestone in this phase has been reached. In addition to the extremely important role software-in-the-loop simulation plays in this process, technologies such as artificial intelligence and cloud are now being used in products. 

At the same time, he systematically drives the further development of the company’s structures and processes to ensure the company’s sustainable and strong global growth.


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