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MOBA Management Board

MOBA Management Board
MOBA Management Board

MOBA AG is a second-generation family-owned company.

In 2004, Volker Harms took over management from his father, Paul Harms.
Since 2008, MOBA Mobile Automation AG has been lead by a team, including: Volker Harms, chief executive officer, Alfons Horn, head of development, Dr. Holger Barthel, head of production and logistics, and David Shelstad, responsible manager for distribution to affiliated companies and major international customers.

Also, MOBA Mobile Automation AG comprises of subsidiaries in Dresden and Langenlonsheim. MOBA’s affiliated companies in Europe, Asia and America belong to the MOBA Group, and are managed locally by executive directors.

MANAGEMENT PHILOSOPHY

Corresponding with our company philosophy, loyalty and commitment are top priority not only in cooperation with customers, but also with our staff members. In supporting our staff members, we offer the best working conditions possible - from workplace design to the compatibility of family and work balance.

Volker Harms CEO MOBA
Dipl. Kfm. Volker Harms

DIPL. KFM. VOLKER HARMS, PRESIDENT & CEO

CURRICULUM VITAE

After studying business administration, Volker Harms worked at the Allgemeine Kreditversicherung Coface AG (a credit insurance company) in Mainz. In 1993, he joined his father’s company becomming commercial executive at MOBA Dresden. In 1994, he took the role of CEO of MOBA Data GmbH. In 1999, Volker established MOBA Corporation in the US. In 2004, he took over the management of MOBA Mobile Automation AG from his father Paul Harms.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • MOBA Subsidiaries
  • HR
  • Project Management
  • Product Management
  • Sales & Service
  • Marketing & Documentation
Dr. Holger Barthel Managing Board MOBA
Dr. Holger Barthel

DR. HOLGER BARTHEL, VICE PRESIDENT MANUFACTURING & LOGISTICS

CURRICULUM VITAE

Holding a doctoral degree in industrial engineering, Dr. Barthel had been head of corporate logistics, production planning and control at the Fraunhofer Institute for manufacturing engineering and automation IPA, in Stuttgart. Previously, he worked at Robert Bosch GmbH. Dr. Barthel has been MOBA's vice president for production and logistics.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Electronics Production
  • SMD Production
  • Mechanical Production
  • Special design
  • Logistics
  • Repair
  • Test planning
Dipl. Ing. Alfons Horn Managing Board MOBA
Dipl. Ing. Alfons Horn

DIPL. ING. ALFONS HORN, VICE PRESIDENT DEVELOPMENT

CURRICULUM VITAE

After studying electrical engineering, Alfons Horn first worked at Eurotherm Deutschland GmbH in Limburg. In 1983, he joined MOBA and successfully developed the development department. Currrently, his role is vice president of development. The department he manages consists of over 100 development engineers and programmers, worldwide.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Development MOBA Limburg
  • Development MOBA Dresden
  • Development MOBA Switzerland
  • Development MOBA USA
  • Development MOBA China
  • Development MOBA India
ING. MBA DAVID SHELSTAD VICE PRESIDENT INTERNATIONAL SALES
Ing. MBA David Shelstad

ING. MBA DAVID SHELSTAD, VICE PRESIDENT INTERNATIONAL SALES

CURRICULUM VITAE

David Shelstad has more than 15 years of professional experience in sales and marketing in the industry of international construction machinery.  Before joining MOBA in 2007, as a construction engineer with an MBA degree, he was employed by Caterpillar Paving Products Inc., and TSD Integrated Controls (both in Minneapolis, Minnesota).

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Sales - MOBA Subsidiaries
  • Sales - International OEMs
  • Novatron Sweden/Finland
  • Sales Construction - India, China, USA and UK

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