Torqeedo, the market leader for marine electric drives, has appointed Fabian Bez as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Bez assumed day-to-day leadership of the company effective 1 October 2022. Bez will be joined by Heiko Vietmeier, who will serve as Torqeedo ’s Chief  Financial Officer (CFO) starting 1 November.

The new management team will replace Markus Müller, CTO and CSO of Torqeedo ’s parent company Deutz, and Alf Harkort, who served as interim managing directors for the company during the executive search process.

Fabian Bez has many years of expertise in strategic corporate development and in particular in building up the electrification and battery production areas, including as Vice President E-Solution and Services at Webasto. As Divisional CEO of Webasto Thermo and Comfort, he was also responsible for the end customer business and theLeisure and Marine segments. Most recently, Bez worked as an independent management consultant in the field of alternative drives and renewable energies.

Vietmeier most recently served as the CFO for Defontaine Group in France, a world-class manufacturer of slewing rings for wind turbines, transportation, forestry, machine tools, and marine and medical applications. He holds a degree in business, accounting and management from RWTH Aachen University, a master’s degree in international business from Toulouse Business School, and is a chartered accountant.

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