Leyard Europe appoints Thorsten Lipp as COO and acting CEO
Leyard has announced that Thorsten Lipp has been appointed chief operating officer and is also serving as acting chief executive officer of Leyard Europe and its companies, Planar, eyevis and Teracue.
Lipp joined the company in November 2018 as COO of Leyard Europe. He recently was tapped to also act as interim CEO of Leyard Europe. Prior, Lipp served as a member of the executive board of rental and staging company Production Resource Group Germany (PRG AG).
He was responsible for the corporate events and trade fairs segment, in addition to leading PRG’s Lab unit. Lipp was also co-founder and MD of XL Solutions (part from XL Video Group), which was acquired by PRG in 2015.
Lipp’s appointment enhances the company’s executive operational leadership of its new and larger Prešov, Slovakia factory, which opened in 2017. The 3,119 square metre1 (33,500 square feet) building enables Leyard to meet the growing demand of its digital displays and videowalls from European customers, especially those who prefer to purchase digital display solutions built in the European Union (EU). Additionally, the facility is now making some of the company’s LED products, which were previously exclusively produced in the company’s China factory.