SICK AG strengthens digitalization and global growth with new Executive Board structure - Feng Jiao appointed to the Executive Board with responsibility for Sales & Service portfolio

Dec 17, 2020

Waldkirch, 17.12.2020 – SICK AG is expanding its Executive Board with effect from 1 January 2021: Feng Jiao has been appointed to the Executive Board with responsibility for the Sales & Service portfolio. Dr. Mats Gökstorp, up to now responsible for Sales & Service, will take over the newly created Products & Marketing portfolio. With this decision, the Supervisory Board of SICK AG sets the course for further growth in the rapidly changing sensor technology and market environments.

Feng Jiao is an engineer and internationally experienced sales specialist who can look back on many years of professional activity in North America and Asia. The 51-year-old Canadian has led the SICK Group’s business activities in China since 2014, and is responsible for the company’s sustained growth on the Chinese market. Before he joined SICK, Feng Jiao was active in sales management positions for the technology companies Harting and Siemens. In his function as Executive Board member with the Sales & Service portfolio he will be responsible for the SICK Group’s sales in all markets and regions, and open up further growth potentials for SICK worldwide, particularly in America and Asia.
Dr. Mats Gökstorp, Executive Board member with responsibility for the Sales & Service portfolio since 2013, will take over the newly created Products & Marketing portfolio, which consolidates all the functions necessary for the market-side implementation of digitalization. Dr. Gökstorp has a comprehensive wealth of experience in sales and product management. His task within the new Executive Board structure will be to strengthen the links between products, sales and customers, as well as drive forward SICK’s development into a supplier of complete solutions.
Dr. Robert Bauer, Chairman of the Executive Board of SICK AG, will continue to focus on the topic area of Technology & Digitalization while further expanding the SICK Group’s innovative strength. The portfolio responsibilities of Dr. Martin Krämer (HR & Legal), Markus Vatter (Controlling, Finance & IT) and Dr. Tosja Zywietz (Operations) remain unchanged.
“Feng Jiao will expand the company’s top management with an experienced sales expert who is very familiar with the SICK environment. We are delighted to be able to welcome him onto the Executive Board,” comments Klaus M. Bukenberger, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SICK AG. “We are convinced that the new Executive Board structure is an important driver for our corporate digitalization and will secure the long-term growth of the SICK Group worldwide.”

The Executive Board of SICK AG
Dr. Robert Bauer: Chairman of the Executive Board, Technology & Digitalization
Dr. Mats Gökstorp: Products & Marketing
Feng Jiao: Sales & Service
Dr. Martin Krämer: HR & Legal
Markus Vatter: Controlling, Finance & IT
Dr. Tosja Zywietz: Operations

SICK is one of the world’s leading suppliers of solutions for industrial sensor-based applications. The company, founded in 1946 by Dr. Erwin Sick and based in Waldkirch-im-Breisgau near Freiburg, is a technology and market leader with a global presence – with more than 50 subsidiaries and associated companies, as well as numerous sales offices. SICK achieved Group sales of about EUR 1.8 bn. during the 2019 fiscal year with more than 10,000 employees worldwide. Further information on SICK is available at