Dr. Dietmar Ley
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Dr. Dietmar Ley has been the CEO of Basler AG since February 2000, succeeding Norbert Basler in this position. He is responsible for Research and Development, Organizational Development and Human Resources. Dietmar Ley joined Basler in 1993 after earning his doctorate with a thesis in the field of machine vision. He was appointed to Basler’s executive management team in 1996. Before joining Basler, he worked for Philips, Siemens and Alcatel. Dietmar Ley also addresses Vision Technology topics outside of Basler: In 2003, he joined the Management Board of the VDMA’s Machine Vision department - the largest German federation of vision technology companies.
John P. Jennings
Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)
John P. Jennings has been member of the Management Board since 2005. He is responsible for Product Distribution (Sales, Communications, Service) and worldwide Basler subsidiaries. Before joining the Management Board he had been Managing Director of the US subsidiary for several years. John P. Jennings has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a MBA from Villanova University. He had worked in a variety of Sales and Marketing Management roles at Rockwell International and CEMA Technologies before entering Basler in April of 1998.
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
Arndt Bake has been member of the Management Board since January 2011. Before joining the Management Board he had been Business Unit Manager of the Components business segment and responsible for Basler’s business operations. Until end of 2013 he led the Basler Product Management, Production and Supply Chain Management. Since January 2014 he has been responsible for Strategic Marketing and Product Management. Arndt Bake has a Dipl. Ing. degree in electronics engineering and an MBA degree. In his former business career he worked in product marketing functions in the electronics industry before entering Basler in 2001.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) / Chief Operations Officer (COO)
Hardy Mehl joined the management board in January 2014. He is responsible for Finance, Controlling, SAP and IT, Legal and Patents, Investor Relations, Production and Supply Chain Management. Hardy Mehl has a MBA, a university degree in business administration as well as a degree in business administration of the Hamburg Business Academy (Wirtschaftsakademie Hamburg) which he obtained in a dual study program of Deutsche BP AG, Hamburg. Since joining Basler AG in 1999 he held various management positions within the company; including product management, business development, and general management.