New management team at Siedle

S. Siedle & Söhne: Changes at the top


A team of three CEOs are taking on the managerial responsibility at Siedle, the Black Forest manufacturer of door communication technology. Gabriele Siedle, 71, is retiring from the operational management in the middle of this year. She will remain linked to the company in another position.

Jochen Cura, 48, has already been part of the top management for years as Chief Commercial Officer. Peter Strobel, 60, has been the new CEO for Market and Innovation since January. Prior to this, Strobel was Head of Corporate Communications for nine years. Christoph Weber, 44, has worked in various positions at Siedle for many years, most recently as manager, and has been the new Director of Technology since January.

Key skills in the team

The new organisational structure with a three-strong management team was a concious decision to safeguard the identity of the medium-sized company and make it fit for the future – in line with Siedle’s guiding principles. “These guiding principles are our compass for the long-term company strategy,” explains Peter Strobel. “Siedle has a very solid foundation, upon which we can build. Our team brings all the key skills that we need to the table – for the development of innovations and refinement of digital business models as well as for more efficient production at the Furtwangen site under Industry 4.0 conditions.”

Gabriele Siedle presides over holding company and family foundation

Chair of the Management Board to date, Gabriele Siedle is retiring from the operational management. She will remain CEO of the holding company, which holds all the companies in the Siedle Group (Siedle in Furtwangen, Novotechnik in Ostfildern-Ruit, K+E in Mönchweiler, Contelec in Biel, Switzerland).

As chair of the board of the family foundation, Gabriele Siedle also ensures that the company continues to be led in line with the guiding principles and values. This includes safeguarding the Furtwangen site. At its headquarters, Siedle carries out many processing steps itself and achieves 80 percent of its added value.

New management team: Christoph Weber, Jochen Cura, Peter Strobel
New management team: The three CEOs Christoph Weber, Jochen Cura and Peter Strobel (from left to right) are taking on managerial responsibility at Siedle. At the company's headquarters in the Black Forest, the company uses state-of-the-art machines for production, including for the manufacture of circuit boards for the inner workings of the intercom systems “made in Furtwangen”.