Markus Brandstetter joins Grundfos as new Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Markus is a true technology champion that seamlessly combines mechanical engineering with software development and consistently drives strategic technology leadership with a hands-on approach close to his employees, partners, and customers.

Today, Markus is reporting to the CEO of Bosch Buildings and Energy business sector, heading the operational strategy development with special focus on IoT and service-oriented business strategy. As CTO of the large energy supply solutions and commercial heating he has been innovating and transforming the System Solution Business at Bosch Thermotechnology. Markus has previously been the CEO at Bosch Industrial Boilers.

Markus has held various other leadership positions within international groups like Siemens, Alcatel, and Bosch, receiving awards along the way for building and leading top-performing multinational teams. 

As our new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), he will be the executive in charge of pioneering innovations that serves our customers all over the world. Markus strongly believes that shaping the future begins with an inspiring and clear vision, which sets the direction for empowered teams of talented and experienced people. 

“I am very impressed with what Grundfos has achieved and by the very ambitious strategy. Being THE driver of innovation in the market, I am honored and inspired to join a team that has already proven its ability to shape an entire industry. I look forward to contributing to pioneer sustainable solutions that are both good for the planet and good for our business. I am proud to be chosen for this position in a great company like Grundfos,” says Markus Brandstetter.

The appointment of Markus Brandstetter is an essential part of ‘gearing up’ for the realization of Grundfos Strategy 2025. Our digital transformation, creating the products and digital solutions of the future, is at the very core of our strategy.

“I really look forward to welcoming Markus to Grundfos. With Markus, we take an important step into the new 2025 strategy. He will be a vital part of realizing our digital and technology ambitions. Markus comes with a strong track record as a leader and a lot of international experience in merging new technologies with engineering and business. He inspires others, has a nose for future possibilities, he is a pioneer, and he clearly buys into our other values and purpose to move the world in a more sustainable direction,” says Mads Nipper, Grundfos CEO.

Markus Brandstetter will take up his new position on February 1st 2020, and will relocate to a home near Bjerringbro in the coming months.


  • Markus Brandstetter
  • Born 1964 in Germany
  • Married and has three children aged 18-25
  • Holds a doctorate from Technical Research University Hamburg-Harburg in SW Automation for MicroSystems; Diploma in Electronics from KIT.
  • He has worked for Siemens, Alcatel, Novar, and Bosch in a career spanning nearly 30 years.
  • He will start work as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Grundfos on February 1st, 2020.