Ralf Massmann, born 1968, studied electrotechnology at the Osnabrück University as well as International Business and Professional Studies at Sunderland University in England. He started work at Phoenix Contact in 1995. The company is among the worldwide market leaders in the fields of electrical connection technology, electronic interface technology, and automation. It reported a turnover of around 1.97 billion euros and had a workflorce of approx. 15,000 employees in 2016.
Initially, Ralf Massmann was involved in establishing the Indian subsidiary as well as local production. By 2000, he was Area Sales Manager for India, South East Asia, and the Pacific. By 2004, he held the role of Continent Sales Director AMEA, and then in 2011 became Continent Sales Director Overseas including responsibility for the Americas. Since 2011, Ralf Massmann has been Director of the Corporate Sales Network Overseas, to which the domestic team belongs, as well as the foreign sales subsidiaries. In this role, Massmann was also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of all xx national subsidiaries in the Overseas area.
Today, Ralf Massmann is a Member of the Executive Board in the Business Area Device Connectors.