Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Philip Bellm is the Chief Executive Officer of CAPTRON, responsible for strategy and company development, as well as the Marketing & Sales, Finance & IT, and Supply Chain units.

He began his career with the company in 2000 as an electrical mechanic trainee. In the years to follow, Bellm served various departments in the areas of Marketing, Sales, and Product Development. After, he lived and studied in North America, returning to Germany in 2006 and successfully completing a degree in business administration while working. As Product & Key Account Manager, he was primarily responsible for the design and development of the SENSORswitch product generation.

In 2011, the young visionary assumed management of Sales, with Marketing to follow in 2012, setting the company on a course for international expansion. In 2012, he established the location in China, followed by a subsidiary in the USA in 2017 and a sales location in Poland in 2020. At the same time, a competence center for software development was established at this location in order to pursue a strategic focus on digital solutions. In the year 2016, Philip Bellm was named second-generation managing partner of the family-run company before assuming the role of CEO in 2021.

“Innovation, creativity, vision, and the courage to embrace change are our driving factors for growth and success.”

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Founder and Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

As founder of CAPTRON and Chief Technical Officer, Reinhard Bellm is a technical expert, innovator, and mentor all in one. He is responsible for the Production, Product Development, and Innovation Management departments.

As a master electrical mechanic and sales engineer, he spent many years working for renowned sensor manufacturers in Germany, developing technical expertise in the area of capacitive sensor development and production. In 1983, he went into business for himself with the production and sale of fill level sensors for industrial automation. Over his entire professional career, Bellm has launched numerous inventions on the market, successfully filed for patents, and used his know-how to advance the company.

In the years 2003, 2006, and 2017, he was awarded the Bavarian State Prize for outstanding achievements and innovations at the Internationale Handwerksmesse München. Reinhard Bellm has imparted his core competence and greatest strength for custom, innovative sensor solutions to CAPTRON, which has played a major role in the success of today’s product portfolio.

“We provide our customers with solutions and make our entire expertise and knowledge available for their specific requirements.”

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Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

Chief Human Resources Officer Petra Bellm is responsible for the areas of HR Management, Personnel Development, and Company Health Management.

Since the beginning, she has played a key role in the organizational structure of CAPTRON. As a proxy and starting in 1990 managing partner, she assumed management of HR, Finance, and IT in 2006, successfully expanding these areas in the years to follow. In 2016, she handed over the IT department to her son Philip Bellm, followed by Finance in 2020. Thanks to her forward-looking approach and modern way of thinking, she has set lasting benchmarks that distinguish CAPTRON as a modern and innovative company to this day.

The wellbeing of all employees and both social and communicative interaction are essential to Petra Bellm, matters she concentrates on in her role as Chief Human Resources Officer. Above all, she establishes a lively, employee-friendly corporate culture at CAPTRON, which is appreciated throughout the company.

“As a family-run company, we consider our business our passion and our jobs as a part of life. Together, we will make CAPTRON a place everyone enjoys working for.”

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