We’d like to introduce ourselves
GFOS mbH was founded as a small start-up with only a few employees in 1988. The goal was to create something completely new - the starting point of the software family gfos. Today, we rank among the most successful and consistent providers of Workforce Management, security software, and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), providing more than 1,800 customers worldwide with the foundation of digital processes.
Our success is based on team effort
We are facing new challenges every day in our daily work – and we master them together as a team. This is because the success of our customers is also our success. With great expertise, passion and innovative spirit, we help to digitize the processes of our customers and lead manufacturing companies to their goal of realizing Smart Factories. We benefit from over 30 years of successful project experience. However, we never stop – our goal is to constantly better ourselves and our software solutions.
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IT innovations straight out of the Ruhr metropolis: For over 30 years GFOS has been the address for high-quality and fitting software, which aids businesses in achieving the optimization of processes. No matter if you are a SME or a major corporation, no matter if you are looking for a cloud-based or an on-premise system: We have the right solution for you.
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The executive board at GFOS
GFOS mbH, specialized in digitalization, appointed a new management team on August 1, 2021. Founder and former Managing Director Burkhard Röhrig will support GFOS as Chairman of the Advisory Board from now on.
“GFOS is now in its 34th business year and I am proud of what we have achieved together during this time! I couldn’t have dreamed of all this when GFOS was founded in 1988. But now it's time to let the next generation take over,” says Burkhard Röhrig, founder and former Managing Director of GFOS. "I couldn’t be happier, knowing that GFOS will continue to be in the very best of hands in the future and that it will remain a family business."
Gunda Cassens-Röhrig: She helped set up GFOS
Gunda Cassens-Röhrig has been with GFOS since 1989. She supported Burkhard Röhrig in building up the company and played a key role in developing the gfos software family. She has been Managing Director for several years and will continue to be responsible for the entire Services & Products area, i.e. Workforce & Security consulting, MES consulting, the GFOS Customer Center, and Product Management. She also takes on the role of Chairwoman of the Board.
Katharina Röhrig: Expert for Business Development, New Work, Digitalization & Smart Factory
Katharina Röhrig not only grew up with and at GFOS - as an expert for digitalization, she has already been able to set the course at GFOS in recent years to ensure the further development of the company and is now also working on her dissertation. As Managing Director, Katharina Röhrig will act as a link between family tradition and new innovative paths and will be responsible for the areas of Enterprise Development, HR / Recruiting, Employer Branding, Administration, Legal Management, and Marketing / Public Relations. Furthermore, she acts as Deputy Chairwoman of the Board, representative for Gunda Cassens-Röhrig.
Mischa Wittek: Always keeping an eye on the needs of customers
Mischa Wittek has been active in a wide variety of positions in the fields of MES and Workforce Management for around 20 years and knows what is important to users. Since 2006, he has been part of the GFOS team, acting as one of the most successful Sales Managers. As Managing Director, he is responsible for Sales (Back Office and Field Service), Partner Management, and Sales-Oriented Marketing.
Dr. Olaf Zwintzscher: Relies on user-friendly software solutions and AI
Dr. Olaf Zwintzscher has been Head of Software Development since 2017 and has made a significant contribution to the further development of our gfos software family in recent years. As Managing Director, he will continue to be responsible for the areas of Software Development and Quality Assurance in the future. His focus is on the constant development of the software family to offer our customers intuitive, user-friendly solutions. The topic of AI is also becoming increasingly important.
These experts offer extensive and complementary specialist knowledge. Moreover, they have already been able to convince with their expertise as Members of the Management in recent years. Together they stand for GFOS’ vision:
“We are passionate about the success of our customers and we do our best every day. With intelligent solutions, we create first-class customer experience and design tomorrow's workplaces already today."
Burkhard Röhrig will not retire yet, but will become Chairman of the Advisory Board at GFOS: "I am looking forward to taking on a new perspective at GFOS and accompanying the new paths of the new management, starting in August 2021."
This is what our management stands for
As a service company, we know that our employees are our most important and greatest asset. This is why we offer them many benefits and an “open door” policy to provide room for discussion.
GFOS has been part of my life since my childhood. Today, I am very passionate about the collective task of leading GFOS into the future – in order to convince the market with innovative and creative solutions tomorrow and beyond as well as to remain an attractive employer for the people at GFOS. I am willing to show full commitment.
For me, working at GFOS means working and living in an environment that puts professionalism on the same level as the “heart and mind”. It is great to experience the excitement and energy that come with it.
Mastering digitalization is a big challenge for many companies. We offer innovative solutions that can only be realized with the help of a strong team – and I’m pleased to be a part of it.
We offer our employees a place to feel at home in the work environment – this includes all consequences, because we work together and stick together.