After almost 50 years with the HARTING Technology Group, Dietmar Harting handed over the position of chairman of the board to his son, Philip Harting, on Oct. 1.
Together with his sister Maresa Harting-Hertz, president finance and purchasing, Philip Harting represents the 3rd generation of the family-owned company, which was founded 70 years ago by his grandparents Wilhelm and Marie Harting.
After completing an electrical engineering apprenticeship, Philip Harting studied electrical engineering in Braunschweig and business administration in Cologne. In 2005, he assumed a position of responsibility at his parents’ company for the first time as managing director Asia in Hong Kong. He has been head of the company’s largest business unit, Connectivity and Networks, since 2008. He and his sister Maresa were also appointed to the position of personal liable partner of the company group at the end of 2013.
The entrepreneur and honorary president of the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI) joined his parents’ company in 1967 and managed it together with his mother until 1987. After her death, he headed the company together with his wife Margrit, turning it into a market and technology leader in industrial connection technology.
Dietmar Harting remains a member of the company group’s Board as personally liable partner and will focus on matters concerning “the future and new technologies.”