WinGD CEO stepping down

Heim will leave the company this month after five years at the helm

Klaus Heim, CEO of Swiss marine power company WinGD, is stepping down from his role at the end of July after five years in the role.

The company’s Board of Directors has appointed Dominik Schneiter as the acting CEO, effective July 1. The board said Schneiter brings over three decades of industry experience to the role, having served as WinGD’s VP of Research and Development for the last seven years. His deep understanding of the industry, coupled with his strong leadership capabilities, makes him well-suited to lead WinGD through this important phase.

WinGD has named Dominik Schneiter as acting CEO. (Image: WinGD)

During his tenure as CEO, Heim steered WinGD through a period of significant growth and innovation, the company said. Under his guidance, the company launched a suite of smart power solutions, strengthening its position as a technology leader in the maritime industry.

Upon his appointment, Schneiter shared his enthusiasm for the new role, stating, “I am honored to be entrusted with the responsibility of leading WinGD as we navigate the evolving landscape of the shipping industry. Building upon our strong foundation, we will continue to drive innovation, advance sustainable solutions, and provide exceptional value to our customers and partners.”

The process of formally handing over the CEO role to Schneiter has commenced. WinGD’s Board of Directors and Executive Management Team, we are working towards a seamless transition to continue to accelerate their technology innovation roadmap in close collaboration with customers, partners and colleagues.

“Serving as the CEO of WinGD for the past five years has been an incredible privilege and a journey filled with remarkable achievements,” Heim said. “Throughout this time, I have had the pleasure of working alongside our exceptional colleagues, customers, partners and shareholders. However, I believe it is the right time for me and for WinGD to make this transition and to contribute my knowledge and experience in a different capacity elsewhere.”

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