Bernard Motzko will take over as Chief Operating Officer (COO) on the Management Board of Zumtobel Group AG with effect from 1 February 2018.
Bernard Motzko was born in Upper Silesia in 1962 and grew up in Germany, where he studied Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration at the University of Paderborn, completing his doctorate in 1994. After holding a variety of positions in the production sector, in 1997 Motzko made his first major career move to join Siemens Nixdorf (now Diebold-Nixdorf), a manufacturer of checkout systems, kiosk systems and automated teller machines. Here he was initially responsible for the Paderborn plant, before assuming a global management role in the production and supply chain sector in 2003. Here he focused primarily on rolling out uniform methods and processes, as well as optimising the production network by setting up plants in Brazil and China.