Helmut Schmid joined Universal Robots (UR) in February 2016 as General Manager Western Europe. In this position, the experienced managing director is responsible for the expansion of the strongly growing core markets DACH and Benelux. Under his leadership the national company was founded in fall 2016 to take account of UR's success in Western Europe. The focus of his work as Managing Director of the newly established Universal Robots (Germany) GmbH will continue to be the expansion of the market presence of the pioneer for human-robot collaboration, the enlargement of services and product training as well as the continuous expansion of the UR team in Western Europe.
Helmut Schmid has many years of experience in managing sales and business units. In addition to the position of Managing Director for Webasto Schweiz AG, he most recently worked at Webasto Thermo & Comfort SE as Director for the Central and Eastern Europe region, where he was in charge of ten national companies.
The graduate engineer began his professional career as an applications engineer at Denso Automotive Deutschland GmbH and can now look back on an internationally oriented career path. Stays abroad in the USA, Japan and Switzerland have allowed him to look beyond the German business horizon