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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

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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 2021, its roughly 21,000 associates generated sales of 5.8 billion euros, about 80 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 2022, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the market in its four business segments power tools, garden tools, accessories and measuring tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,600 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2021). The company generated sales of 78.7 billion euros in 2021. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 76,100 associates in research and development, of which more than 38,000 are software engineers.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPress.

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