The Rodenstock Group, a global leader in eye health innovation and manufacturer of biometric lenses, today announced that Axel Kellersmann will step down as head of optoVision, a subsidiary of the Rodenstock Group, effective today. Christian Bannert will join the company and take over the role as General Manager of optoVision, effective immediately.
Christian Bannert is an experienced management executive and has previously held various positions at Carl Zeiss AG, such as Vice President Operations and Member of the Management Board of the Consumer Products Business Group and Managing Director of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics GmbH. He recently served as COO at SLV Lighting Group, a leading company in the lighting industry with 670 employees.
Over the past 15 years, Axel Kellersmann has held various roles within the Rodenstock Group, most recently as head of optoVision. During his tenure, he has contributed to the growth and development of the company, positioning optoVision as a business with a strong German heritage.
Anders Hedegaard, CEO of the Rodenstock Group, said: “I thank Axel Kellersmann for his longtime commitment to the group, driving the growth of the company, and for handing over optoVision in a healthy state to his successor. We are excited to now welcome Christian Bannert to the group and look forward to working with him.”
Christian Bannert, incoming General Manager of optoVision, added: I’m delighted to join optoVision and take over this new role. Together with the entire team at optoVision and all other colleagues in the Rodenstock Group, I look forward to strengthening the optoVision brand in Germany and abroad, while further contributing to a stronger collaboration with the Rodenstock Group to the benefit of all optoVision customers.”