Maxwell Technologies has announced the appointment of Jörg Buchheim as senior vice president and chief sales officer, effective 7 March.

Buchheim joins Maxwell from Hella KGaA Hueck & Co, where he most recently served as president and CEO of Hella China and a member of the Hella Group Management Board.

“Jörg’s proven track record of increasing sales and building strong customer relationships, coupled with his enthusiasm for Maxwell’s technology and potential, make him the ideal leader for our global sales team,” said Maxwell president and CEO, Franz Fink.

“His extensive experience and contacts in the automotive industry are highly complementary and will be invaluable as we work to build on our momentum in driving sales growth and diversification.”

For his part, Buchheim added: “I’m excited to join Maxwell and support the company in extending its position in ultracapacitors.”

“Maxwell has an innovative product portfolio and I believe the management team is taking the right steps to penetrate new markets and create value for shareholders and customers.”