Esko has announced that Udo Panenka, Senior Vice President for Global Sales & Marketing will succeed Carsten Knudsen as President on 1 January 2015.
Udo Panenka joined Esko from Kollmorgen earlier this year, where he was Vice President & General Manager for Industrial Automation in Europe and India. Panenka joined Kollmorgen in 2008 and has served in several key leadership roles with increasing responsibility.
Both Kollmorgen and Esko are owned by Danaher. Joakim Weidemanis, Vice President and Group Executive for the Product Identification Platform, Danaher Corporation, commented: “Under Carsten’s leadership, Esko has built a loyal and growing customer group, created world class technology, and with a strong team, driven excellent growth and established itself as a leader in its served markets.”