The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of LAUDA DR. R. WOBSER GMBH & CO. KG, Dr. Marc Stricker, celebrated his 50th birthday on Friday, April 16, 2021. Due to the Corona situation, the event was honored in an internal ceremony at the company and broadcast via video.
Since 2014, the engineer with a doctorate has been responsible for production, logistics, research & development and quality management in the now three-member management team. He is also responsible for the heating and cooling systems, plant engineering and the four other development and production sites of the temperature control specialist.
Dr. Stricker was born in Wattenscheid (now Bochum-Wattenscheid). After completing high school and civilian service, he studied mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University and received his doctorate in engineering in 2002. In addition, he later completed a part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg from 2009 to 2011. After his academic career, Dr. Stricker worked for four years at the heating company Viessmann, where he developed a novel adsorption heat pump as R&D project manager. In 2005, he moved to the Franconian pump manufacturer Speck near Nuremberg, where he rose from project manager to managing director and worked successfully for a total of nine years.
During the ceremony, the President and CEO of LAUDA, Dr. Gunther Wobser, also acknowledged the trustful cooperation on behalf of his colleague, Dr. Mario Englert. He particularly emphasized Dr. Stricker's unmistakable signature on the new equipment design and the very successful process thermostats. Dr. Gerhard Wobser expressed his thanks as an advisory board member and shareholder on behalf of the company's owners. The long-time, former managing director emphasized that Dr. Stricker's technical perspective is highly appreciated by all at the regular shareholders' meetings. Finally, the Chairman of the Works Council, Elmar Mohr, offered his congratulations on behalf of the workforce. All speakers presented special gifts, which were complemented by original objects from the various production sites. Visibly moved, Dr. Stricker thanked everyone for the speeches and the gifts.