IDS Expands Its Management Board

Recruiting internally, the new member will take over the operational management of the Obersulm-based industrial camera manufacturer together with Jan Hartmann.

By Joel Davies -

The shareholders of IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH have appointed Alexander Lewinsky to its management board. The engineer (BEng, MSc) will take over the operational management of the Obersulm-based industrial camera manufacturer together with Jan Hartmann, whilst Managing partner and company founder Jürgen Hartmann will remain responsible for the development and product management.

“With Alexander Lewinsky, IDS is getting an experienced employee in the industry as Managing Director, who has accompanied the development of the company for 9 years and has had a significant influence on the entire Operations division, not least through structuring and optimisation measures”, said Jürgen Hartmann, whose son Jan Hartmann, is responsible for administration, sales, system consulting and marketing.

Alexander Lewinsky has worked for IDS since 2012 when he joined as a product manager, moving up to purchasing manager and division manager for production/logistics and quality assurance. In Obersulm, IDS says he will continue to be mainly responsible for purchasing, production, logistics, quality assurance and infrastructure.

“I am very pleased about the appointment and look forward to working even more closely with Jürgen and Jan Hartmann”, explained Lewinsky, who has been part of the extended management team as an authorised signatory since March last year.

Alexander Lewinsky (pictured) joins the management of IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH as of the 1st of August 2021. Image: IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH.

Since its foundation in 1997 as a two-man company, IDS has developed into an independent, ISO-certified business with more than 330 employees. The headquarters in Obersulm, Baden-Württemberg, is both a development and production site. With branches in the USA, Japan, South Korea and UK as well as offices in Europe, IDS is represented internationally.

IDS shared that the early preparation for a generational change for Jürgen Hartmann’s IDS is “close to the heart” and that the “positive order situation and the strong development of foreign business” give the camera manufacturer every reason to do so, despite the challenging procurement situation. “Continuity and reliability are particularly important to us in relation to our partners and customers. With the rejuvenation of the IDS management, we are very optimistic about the future”, Jürgen Hartmann concluded.

The appointment follows last week’s introduction of the Ensenso S to IDS’s portfolio of 3D cameras. A cost-effective option, the company says the camera “shows that the use of industrial-grade 3D technology does not have to be expensive”.

You can find more information about the appointment of Alexander Lewinsky to the IDS management board on the company’s website.

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