Holger Göpel Alice Göpel

GOEPEL electronic appoints new managing director

Aug. 13, 2018

Jena, Germany. On August 15, 2018, Alice Göpel will take over the managing director position of GOEPEL electronic. She replaces her father, Holger Göpel, who has been managing the company since 1991. He is retiring but will still be available to the company as a consultant.

Holger and Alice Göpel

Alice Göpel studied business administration and has been with the company since 2008. As international sales manager, she was responsible for worldwide sales of inspection systems. In January 2017, the first generational change took place in the management of GOEPEL electronic as Manfred Schneider, co-founder of the company, longtime managing partner, and head of the Automotive Test Solutions department, passed his duties to his son Jörg. Thomas Wenzel, also a managing director, remains as the head of the Embedded JTAG Solutions division.

Holger Göpel founded the company in May 1991 with former employees of the test and measurement department at Carl Zeiss. Throughout its history, the company has been able to continuously increase both sales and employee numbers. Today, the headquarters in Jena consists of four company buildings. In addition, the company has offices in the United Kingdom, United States, China, and India. GOEPEL electronic develops and manufactures test and inspection systems for electronic components and printed circuit boards as well as industrial electronics and automotive electronic systems.

GOEPEL electronic is a provider of innovative test and inspection solutions for printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) and electronic devices and systems. The company is divided into four divisions:

  • Automotive Test Solutions
  • Embedded JTAG Solutions
  • Industrial Function Test
  • Inspection Solutions AOI·AXI·SPI·IVS


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