Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro), one of the leading worldwide independent suppliers of condition monitoring solutions for rotating machinery, has named Volker Polonyi as its new CEO and president.
Polonyi joins from B&K Vibro’s parent company, NSK, a global organisation specialising in researching, designing and manufacturing motion and control solutions. Most recently at NSK, Polonyi was director of the European Technology Centre, a state-of-the-art regional research and development facility, that developed advanced bearing technologies to ensure that customers could respond effectively to challenges in their business environment.
Overall, Polonyi brings with him 35 years of experience in bearing and linear technology, having also served as NSK’s managing director for industrial bearing sales; sector manager for wind power technology; and head of application development.
Dai Kodama, chief integration officer for NSK, says, “In his many years with NSK, Volker has successfully developed and executed commercial and digital strategies that create customer value through technology. The expertise that he brings from NSK, coupled with his industry knowledge and leadership skills, are exactly the right combination to drive the condition monitoring business of B&K Vibro to the next level. His appointment marks an exciting milestone for B&K Vibro.”
Polonyi commented, “There are clear synergies between B&K Vibro and NSK, with a huge degree of shared talent and knowledge and we have been working together successfully to deliver exciting, innovative business and engineering solutions. As CEO and president of B&K Vibro, I am looking forward to working with our customers, colleagues and partners to expand our business, capture new markets and drive long-term growth.”