After 35 years at AUMA, Matthias Dinse retired on December 31, 2017 from his role as managing director but will remain a member of the advisory board and consult AUMA as necessary. As of January 1, 2018, Ferdinand Dirnhofer has been promoted to the general management team and Dr. Jörg Hoffman has accepted the newly established position as CEO. Dirnhofer and Dr. Hoffman will take over Dinse’s responsibilities.
Dinse started his career with AUMA in Muellheim, Germany as assistant to the management team. From 1987 to 1992, Dinse held an executive management position at AUMA Actuators, Inc. (AUMA-USA) before returning to Germany in 1992. In 1994, Dinse received a promotion to management and successor to his father, Rudolf Dinse, who was managing director of AUMA in Muellheim.