R STAHL AG, a leading manufacturers of premium quality flame and explosion proof products, has appointed Thomas Wittek as Managing Director and board member of R STAHL Private Limited, India, effective from 1st March.

Thomas Wittek succeeds Joerg Fitzek, who will continue his association with R STAHL India in the capacity as Regional Sales Director. In his new role, Thomas Wittek will be responsible for leading several strategic growth initiatives in India and the APAC region. He will directly report to Dr Mathias Hallmann, CEO of R STAHL AG.

Thomas Wittek has held several leadership roles for more than 20 years and has a proven track record of establishing sustainable and profitable businesses. Before joining R STAHL, he has worked with several privately-owned companies and large multi-national business conglomerates across Europe, Far-East Asia and the Indian subcontinent. His most recent role was with a major tier-II automotive supplier in India as their CEO.

Commenting on this appointment, Thomas Wittek said, “I am confident India’s growth potential and economic opportunities will surpass that of most emerging markets and I am excited to build R. STAHL India as a Centre of Competence to support the APAC region, Middle East and Africa.”