Karl Haeusgen


Programs: GeoeconomicsRegions: Germany, United StatesCategory: Podcast

Karl Haeusgen has been President of the VDMA since October 2020. He studied business administration in Switzerland at the University of St. Gallen. After his studies he worked for MAHO AG, then in Asia for the textile machinery manufacturer Barmag AG. Subsequently, he was responsible for HAWE Hydraulik’s foreign sales and other areas within the company.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In 1996, Haeusgen became Managing Director of HAWE Hydraulik GmbH & Co. KG and, after the company’s transformation into an SE in 2008, Spokesman of the Board of Management. Today he is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HAWE Hydraulik SE, Munich.

​​​​​​​Haeusgen has been involved in the VDMA for many years. From 2008 to 2014 he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the VDMA Bavaria. In 2013 he was elected Vice President of the VDMA. In October 2020 Karl Haeusgen was elected as VDMA President by the VDMA General Assembly.

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