Hexagon, U-blox Make Leadership Changes

Hexagon AB has announced that its Autonomy & Positioning division will be led by Maria Luthström, who has worked at the company for seven years, most recently as head of sustainability and investor relations. Luthström will take over from Michael Ritter, who has served as the division’s CEO and president for nearly 14 years.

The company said that Ritter will “oversee all things autonomous across” Hexagon AB including Hexagon Mining and Hexagon Agriculture.

Maria Luthström
Maria Luthström (Image: LinkedIn).

Luthström will also manage NovAtel , VERIPOS , AutonomouStuff , and Antcom Corporation.

In another major management announcement, Thalwil, Switzerland-based u-blox [UBXN] has named Stephan Zizala as CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2023. Zizala was Infineon Technologies’ senior vice president and general manager, automotive high power.

Stephan Zizala
Stephan Zizala (Image: LinkedIN).

Zizala started at u-blox on Oct. 1, and will take over responsibilities from Thomas Seiler, who will retire on Dec. 31, following 20 years as company CEO.


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