Henrik Schunk joins the VDMA Board of Chairmen


At its ordinary meeting, the Main Board of the VDMA elected Henrik Schunk (on the left, next to VDMA President Carl Martin Welcker and VDMA Vice President Karl Haeusgen), a family entrepreneur, as Vice President of the association.

Schunk replaces Norbert Basler, who has resigned from his office for private reasons.

Henrik Schunk has been managing partner and CEO of the automation specialist Schunk GmbH & Co. KG based in Lauffen/Neckar. In the Schunk Group, he is responsible for sales and innovation management.

The industrial engineer was a member of the Executive Board of VDMA Robotics + Automation from 2009 to 2012. He has been a member of the VDMA Main Board since 2013. Schunk is active at the European level at EUnited Robotics; from 2010 to 2016 as Chairman and since 2017 as Vice Chairman.