Management

Executive management team

Since the merger, the focus of the management team has been on the key measures of the business and on the new strategy for HBK. Both HBM and Brüel & Kjær currently operate within the test and measurement segment of their parent company, Spectris. Together, HBK has a great future ahead with many exciting growth prospects.

Ben Bryson

CEO

Ben Bryson was appointed CEO of Hottinger Brüel & Kjær on 1 January 2022. Ben joined HBK as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in January 2020 where he has assumed responsibility for Operations, Plants and Supply Chain as well as associated Sensors engineering functions.

Ben brings over twenty years of global leadership experience in industrial manufacturing organizations.  He joins HBK from Eaton where he most recently acted as President for the Eaton Hydraulics EMEA business. Prior to joining Eaton, Ben spent 10 years working for Honeywell Aerospace in legal and operations. Ben comes with excellent results in deployment of lean Business Operating Systems focused on Safety, Quality and Continuous Improvement.

Ben has an educational background as bachelor in Business and Law from Southampton Solent University.

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Thomas  Rosenkilde Anderson

CCO

Thomas Anderson joined HBK as Chief Sales Officer (CSO) in December 2019. Since 2021 Thomas has been Chief Commercial Officer for HBK which include responsibility for Global Sales, Services & Solutions, Customer Service, eCommerce, Projects and Marketing,

Thomas has more than 20 years’ international experience from various Sales, Service, Portfolio and strategic leadership roles in Nokia Networks where he also was involved in several significant transformations and post-merger integration activities.

Before joining HBK Thomas served 3½ years as Group VP for Service & Solutions in Grundfos where he led a major transformation in getting Service to become a customer differentiator and a profitable growth engine for the company.

Thomas Rosenkilde is Danish and holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Danish Technical University and an Executive MBA from Copenhagen Business School.

Steen Pinnerup

CFO

Steen Pinnerup joined HBK as CFO and Senior Vice President for Business Support in January 2020.

Steen brings extensive international exposure and leadership experience within finance & accounting, performance management and transformation from various senior financial positions within the transportation & logistics industry (A.P. Møller-Maersk) and the professional services industry (Sweco). Prior to joining HBK, Steen was CFO of the privately-owned conglomerate, Fritz Schur Technical Group.

Steen holds a master’s in economics and business from the Aarhus School of Business.

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Ruth Bastian

CHRO

Ruth joined HBK as Chief Human Resources Officer in February 2021. She comes with more than 20 years of HR experience from global companies. Recently she was 9 years with Centrica, an international energy and services company, in various HR roles, latest as HR Director for Centrica’s Business division. Previous experience has been with Vodafone, Tech Data and Cable & Wireless.

Ruth holds a BA (Hons) in Sociology and Public Policy from De Montfort University and a Masters in Executive coaching from Hult International Business School.

Jens Wiegand

CTO

Jens has been CTO and SVP Electronics & Software since July 2019, after joining Spectris in 2017 as the CTO of the Spectris Digital initiative and, most recently, as the interim President of BK Vibro. Jens has more than 25 years of experience leading digital businesses across diverse industries in German and international companies. Previously he was CTO and EVP R&D of Kontron AG.

For 17 years, Jens worked for several American companies, such as WindRiver, where he oversaw the portfolio and business management at Intel’s subsidiary Wind River Inc. as the General Manager / VP WW Strategic Marketing. He drove investment planning, innovations and strategy development as well as portfolio investments in collaboration with Intel Capital across Aerospace & Defense, Industrial, and Communications.

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Thomas Lippok

CSO

Thomas is Chief Strategy Officer at HBK since 2021. Prior to this, he enjoyed a successful career at HBM, starting as Head of Customer Projects Delivery & Systems in 1999. Thomas became Vice President of Sales for EMEA & SAM in 2011, where he was responsible for operational business in major regions, as well as establishing global key sales methodologies and efficiency projects. From 2003 until 2019, he grew the global service business of HBM as Director of Support and Services. From January 2019 Thomas was Senior Vice President of Product Management, Marketing and Strategy.

Before HBM, Thomas worked in various roles at Procter & Gamble Paper Products Manufacturing. He holds a master’s degree (Dipl-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering, Measurement and Control from the Technical University of Braunschweig.

Kimberly Miller

CPO

Kimberly Miller joined HBK as Interim Head of Product Management in June 2021. She comes with more than 30 years of operational and commercial experience with Global organizations such as AAR, AirLiance Materials and Rexnord. Before joining HBK Kimberly has been working as an independent advisor.

 

Kimberly Miller is an American citizen and holds a Bachelor in Marketing Management from Barat College of DePaul University and a MBA in Finance from Keller Graduate School of Management.