Philipp Hasenäcker to join PROSTEP AG’s executive board

Darmstadt, April 2023 – PROSTEP AG is expanding and rejuvenating its executive board: PROSTEP’s supervisory board has appointed Philipp Hasenäcker, managing director of PROSTEP’s subsidiary BHC GmbH, to the company’s executive board, effective 1 May 2023. In his new role, he will assume responsibility for consulting and will help his two colleagues on the executive board, Bernd Pätzold and Karsten Theis, expand the company’s consulting and solutions offering in the direction of software-driven business.

Hasenäcker was born in Osnabrück and grew up in Paderborn. Prior to launching his career as a freelance consultant in a PLM project at Mercedes-Benz, he studied industrial engineering at the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Since 2016, Hasenäcker has been a partner in and managing director of Bartscher & Hasenäcker Consulting GmbH, headquartered in Böblingen, Germany, which he co-founded. The company specializes in application lifecycle management (ALM) and product lifecycle management (PLM) consulting for mechatronic and software-driven products.

PROSTEP AG acquired a majority shareholding in Bartscher & Hasenäcker Consulting GmbH in early 2019. It is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the PROSTEP Group and carries a new name, BHC. PROSTEP acquired the remaining shares in the consulting company during the course of Hasenäcker’s appointment. Hasenäcker will remain managing director of BHC.

“Philipp Hasenäcker is the perfect addition to our executive board,” says Bernd Pätzold, CEO of PROSTEP AG, commenting on the appointment. “He not only has the necessary management skills but also extensive project experience and know-how when it comes to developing mechatronic and software-driven products. This area is playing an increasingly important role in the context of our customers’ value added. Hasenäcker’s appointment will help us close the gap between ALM and PLM and access new customer groups with our consulting and solutions offering.”


PROSTEP AG is recognized as a partner to the leading manufacturing companies worldwide. We count the top companies in this industry among our customers. PROSTEP is an independent consulting and solution development company, but also supplies ready-made product solutions. Our strength lies in a combination of industry-specific expertise, process know-how and technological competence. We offer our customers competent consultancy services, a comprehensive range of other services, and innovative solutions covering every aspect of product lifecycle management.

The PROSTEP Group has a current headcount of more than 300 in Germany, Poland and the USA. In addition to its headquarters in Darmstadt, PROSTEP also maintains branch offices in Berlin, Böblingen, Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Munich and Wolfsburg, as well as in Wrocław (Poland) and in Troy, Michigan (USA).

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