Rethink Robotics under new leadership

Rethink Robotics

Rheinböllen, Germany – Daniel Bunse is new CEO of Rethink Robotics GmbH

Since October 1, 2019, Daniel Bunse is CEO of the Rethink Robotics GmbH. He takes over from Philipp Unterhalt, who served as interim CEO up until this point and now focuses completely on his tasks as Managing Director of HAHN Group.

Immediately after graduating as a certified engineer in mechatronics, with a focus on production and automation, Bunse founded the company Ruhrbotics in 2008. Through his international customers Bunse is an expert for topics on automation applications and robotics in industrial environments. In addition he advised standardization departments of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) on the future of automation and robotics. With guest lectures in robotics classes, the Bochum University of Applied Sciences among them, Bunse maintains close contact to research and education. Furthermore, he worked in numerous research projects, together with institutions like Fraunhofer IPA, FZI and KIT, to develop innovative robotics solutions for customers in various industries.

“The competence of Daniel Bunse in the market for automation and robotics solutions is outstanding. We are happy that we were able to staff the role of CEO for Rethink Robotics with such a specialist. Particularly his expertise and experience as a founder make an important contribution for our agile and fast-growing

company,” explains Philipp Unterhalt, Managing Director of HAHN Group.

About Rethink Robotics GmbH

Rethink Robotics is a manufacturer of collaborative robots and robotic systems. In October 2018, the assets of the pioneer of collaborative robotics were taken over by the HAHN Group and further developed with “German Engineering”. Rethink Robotics can thus rely on the know-how and years of experience of one of the leading companies in the field of industrial automation and robotics. With the cobot Sawyer and the Intera software, Rethink Robotics stands for easy application, flexibility and high acceptance among employees. For more information visit

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