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Rainer Waltersbacher new Co-CEO at OndoSense

Former CEO of sensor company Vega leads OndoSense together with co-founder Mathias Klenner.

Freiburg, 28 February 2023 — The German radar specialist OndoSense expands its management team: Co-founder Dr. Mathias Klenner is now managing the company together with Rainer Waltersbacher (56). Waltersbacher previously held various leading positions at the international sensor manufacturer Vega — most recently as CEO of Vega Grieshaber KG. As Co-CEO of OndoSense, he will be responsible for business development and sales, while Klenner will oversee innovation and finance. Co-founder and CTO Dr. Axel Hülsmann will continue to focus on the technological development of the company. “I am very pleased that we were able to win Rainer Waltersbacher for OndoSense. With his personality, skills and experience, he is ideally suited to further drive OndoSense’s growth in the industrial radar sensor market. Co-managing the company not only enables us to ideally combine our competencies: We are also adopting an advanced model of shared management responsibility that our employees can identify with,” says Co-CEO Klenner.

“OndoSense is unique with its leading radar expertise: The company combines state-of-the-art, ultra-precision radar technology with sophisticated signal evaluation and smart radar algorithms to create lasting added value for customers. With this strong foundation, OndoSense is able to take a leading role in the rapidly growing market for radar sensors in industrial applications. I am pleased contribute to convincing new customer groups of the attractiveness and innovative power of OndoSense’s radar sensor technology,” explains Co-CEO Waltersbacher.

Prior to his appointment as CEO at OndoSense, Waltersbacher (56) held various management positions at the international sensor producer Vega Grieshaber for many years. Most recently, he was in charge of development and production as CEO of Vega Grieshaber KG from 2017 to 2022. Previously, from 2008 to 2016, he was CEO of Supfina Grieshaber GmbH & Co. KG, a company of the Grieshaber Group specialized in special purpose machinery. From 2000 to 2008, Waltersbacher was Director of Marketing and Product Management at VEGA Grieshaber.

“I am convinced that Rainer Waltersbacher is an ideal addition to the management team with his many years of expertise in the areas of development, production and marketing. Through his extensive professional experience, he is very familiar with the sensor market and the numerous application opportunities of our highly accurate and reliable radar sensors. I look forward to working with him,” says Dr.-Ing. Axel Hülsmann, co-founder and CTO at OndoSense.


About OndoSense

OndoSense realizes breakthrough radar sensor technology for a digitized industrial world. With sensor solutions based on high-precision, robust radar technology and smart sensor software, we ensure customers get relevant data for the intelligent control of production plants and machines. That way, we are helping to drive digital transformation in the industry. Our innovative, high-performance radar sensors can be used reliably in a wide range of applications - even in challenging environments with dust, steam, smoke, fire or noise. OndoSense was founded in 2018 by two radar experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF.


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Rainer Waltersbacher, new CO-CEO at OndoSense. © OndoSense

Image 1: Rainer Waltersbacher, new CO-CEO at OndoSense. © OndoSense

The founding & management team – from left to right: Dr. Mathias Klenner (Founder & Co-CEO), Dr. Axel Hülsmann (Founder & CTO), Rainer Waltersbacher (Co-CEO). © OndoSense

Image 2: The founding & management team – from left to right: Dr. Mathias Klenner (Founder & Co-CEO), Dr. Axel Hülsmann (Founder & CTO), Rainer Waltersbacher (Co-CEO). © OndoSense