New CEO at Tridonic

Hedwig Maes has been named as the new CEO of Tridonic. He took up the position on 1 September 2019 and succeeds Guido van Tartwijk, who left the company at his own request at the end of last year. Hedwig Maes reports directly to Alfred Felder, CEO of Tridonic’s parent Zumtobel Group.

Belgian-born Hedwig Maes is an experienced General Manager and Sales Leader with over 32 years’ experience in electronics, industrial automation, and industrial systems. Most recently, he had been VP of Global Systems & Solutions at Rockwell Automation for 10 years.

“We are very pleased to have won Hedwig Maes, a manager with international experience and extensive knowledge of strategic orientation in the product and system business, for the management of our components business,” says Alfred Felder, CEO Zumtobel Group. “I am convinced that with Hedwig Maes, CFO Thomas Erath and COO Alexander Jankovsky, we now have an excellent management team to lead Tridonic into the future.”

Fun fact: Hedwig Maes played major league handball for more than 15 years, including five years as a member of the Belgian national team. 

Tridonic is a world-leading supplier of lighting technology, supporting its customers with intelligent hardware and software and offering the highest level of quality, reliability and energy savings.

The company has scheduled its first-ever Tridonic Customer Event Middle East for 16 October 2019 at the Fairmont Dubai. It runs from 9am to 2pm, with a solid list of speakers presenting the company’s solutions and how they can be easily integrated; all attendees will receive a certificate of participation. Information here.


  1. Hi Andy and Dennis,

    Thank you for linking our Customer Event here! The date is October 16, though…not 19th…

    Hope you can also attend?

    Have a nice day! 🙂

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