Press release #Power Tools

Personnel Change at Bosch Power Tools:

Christoph Kilian Appointed to Board of Management

  • Bosch Power Tools to extend Board of Management on January 1, 2023.
  • Christoph Kilian taking over responsibility for marketing among other topics.
Manuel Roj

Manuel Roj


Stuttgart/Leinfelden, Germany ‒ Bosch Power Tools is extending the Board of Management with the new member Christoph Kilian (49), effective January 1, 2023. He will be responsible for the worldwide marketing activities as well as the strategic focus topic “User Experience”. In addition, Kilian will be in charge of the accessories business on a corporate level, that he has already been responsible for as Senior Vice President since 2019.

“I am very pleased that Christoph Kilian will join the Board of Management of Bosch Power Tools as an experienced leader and proven expert. Thus, especially in these economically challenging times, we can further develop the company in an even more targeted way,” says Dr. Christian Fischer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH. “By appointing Christoph Kilian as a new member of our Board of Management, we will continue to develop our consistent orientation to the users of our products and services,” adds Henk Becker, President of Bosch Power Tools.

About Christoph Kilian

Kilian has been responsible for the accessories business of Bosch Power Tools since 2019. In 2000, following his Business Administration studies and after a position at a management consulting firm he joined BSH Hausgeräte GmbH. At BSH, Kilian worked in several management positions until 2019, with his last position as Chief Brand Officer for Siemens Home Appliances.

The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, garden tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2023, its roughly 19,500 associates generated sales of 5.6 billion euros, about 90 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. In 2024, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the market in its four business segments power tools, outdoor and garden tools, accessories and measuring tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 429,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2023). The company generated sales of 91.6 billion euros in 2023. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. With its business activities, the company aims to use technology to help shape universal trends such as automation, electrification, digitalization, connectivity, and an orientation to sustainability. In this context, Bosch’s broad diversification across regions and industries strengthens its innovativeness and robustness. Bosch uses its proven expertise in sensor technology, software, and services to offer customers cross-domain solutions from a single source. It also applies its expertise in connectivity and artificial intelligence in order to develop and manufacture user-friendly, sustainable products. With technology that is “Invented for life,” Bosch wants to help improve quality of life and conserve natural resources. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. Bosch’s innovative strength is key to the company’s further development. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 90,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 48,000 are software engineers.

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