New Managing Director at KISSsoft AG

Jul 1, 2024

Effective July 1st, 2024, Dr. Ulrich Kissling, founder and Managing Director of KISSsoft AG steps down as Managing Director of KISSsoft AG as he partially transitions to retirement. Dr. Kissling will continue with KISSsoft AG focusing on representation for Gleason / KISSsoft AG on various technical committees and providing technical support to the Engineering and Sales teams.

Hanspeter Dinner, former Deputy Managing Director, becomes a Managing Director of KISSsoft AG with responsibilities including Sales, Marketing, Support and Engineering Services, as well as various administrative functions. Mr. Dinner has been working with KISSsoft AG in different roles for more than 20 years and brings an extensive engineering and application knowhow to the new position. 

Dr. Stefan Beermann, currently a Managing Director for KISSsoft AG will continue to lead the Software Development teams, Human Resource functions and provide strategic leadership to both KISSsoft AG and the broader Gleason organization on design software topics.

John Perrotti, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gleason Corporation welcomes Mr. Hanspeter Dinner to the management team: “As we strive to expand our global market leadership in gear and drivetrain design software, we have managed a smooth and customer-oriented transition in KISSsoft AG Management. With Hanspeter we have found a knowledgeable and visionary leader, who will carry the joint Gleason-KISSsoft philosophy to the next level.“