Udo Hornfeck to act as the new CTO of ZKW

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Udo Hornfeck (48), MBA, became the CTO of the ZKW Group GmbH on March 1st, 2021. He is succeeding Jürgen Antonitsch in the position. Hornfeck served most recently as Chief Technology Officer of the Wiring Systems Division of LEONI. He is a well-versed technology expert with many years of international expertise in the automotive and engineering fields. Hornfeck will focus on further expanding the development network of ZKW sites and supporting the departments of technology and innovation. “We are glad to be elevating the future of our mobility concepts to a new level together with Udo Hornfeck,” says Oliver Schubert, CEO of the ZKW Group.

Udo Hornfeck has over 20 years of professional experience in the automotive electronics industry – including as the Director of Technology & Innovation Management and as the Director of Series Development for Electrical/Electronic Components at the DRÄXLMAIER Group. As the Head of Infotainment and Cockpit Electronics, he successfully established IAV GmbH as a strategic partner to major vehicle manufacturers. In the course of his career, the trained electrical engineer and MBA established a thorough foundation of expertise in technology and innovation management, and in the development of active and passive electrical and electronic components for a variety of automotive applications. “Udo Hornfeck has a deep understanding of client needs and how these can be implemented in new products and system services” says Oliver Schubert, CEO of the ZKW Group.

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