Change in Executive Board of SICK AG - Reinhard Bösl to leave the Executive Board

Jun 16, 2020

Waldkirch, 16 June 2020 – Executive Board member Reinhard Bösl is leaving SICK AG. After 13 years on the Board, his contract will expire on 30 June 2020 on reaching the defined age limit for Executive Board members.

Reinhard Bösl was appointed a member of the Executive Board of SICK AG in July 2007, and was initially responsible for the newly created Logistics Automation portfolio. His range of responsibilities was soon enlarged to include support for SICK’s Asian subsidiaries. With the expanded Systems & Industries portfolio, in recent years Reinhard Bösl has further developed the Factory, Logistics and Process Automation segments, as well as systems business, and made a major contribution towards SICK’s broad sector approach and the sensor company’s internationalization. The remaining five Executive Board members of the sensor specialist SICK will take over Reinhard Bösl’s duties in the Systems & Industries portfolio.

“Reinhard Bösl has made a lasting impression on the company with his specialist expertise, visionary force, and great personal commitment. In the name of the entire Supervisory Board, I would like to express our great gratitude to Mr. Bösl, and wish him all the best for his personal plans,” Klaus M. Bukenberger, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SICK AG, thanked him for his many years of faithful collaboration.

Dr. Robert Bauer, Chairman of the Executive Board of SICK AG, added that, “The sales and workforce of SICK AG have more than doubled during the last 13 years. Reinhard Bösl was a key partner along this path, positioning the industrial segments for the future and farsightedly anchoring the topic of sustainability in the corporate strategy. We thank him most sincerely for his commitment.”

Following his degree in Information Technology in Munich, Reinhard Bösl (born in 1958) was active in various positions at Witron Logistik + Informatik GmbH, Parkstein, and became its Managing Director in 1998. He moved to leading positions at Krones AG, Neutraubling, in 2004 – including Managing Director of its Syskron GmbH subsidiary – before joining the Executive Board of SICK AG in 2007. The Executive Board at SICK AG, which will consist of five members from July 2020, will remain unchanged under the Chairmanship of Dr. Robert Bauer.

The Executive Board of SICK AG
Dr. Robert Bauer, Chairman of the Board, Technology
Dr. Mats Gökstorp, Sales & Services
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