Light manufacturer Osram Licht AG has appointed Stefan Kampmann as its chief technology officer (CTO) after announcing the upcoming departure of Klaus Patzak as chief financial officer (CFO). The company’s supervisory board is now looking for a replacement CFO due to “differing views” regarding the company’s strategy. The company is launching a new three-pillared system, focusing on specialty lighting; luminaires, solutions and electronic components; and LED components. Kampmann holds a doctorate degree in engineering and brings experience in the management of large-scale R&D units innovation processes. At Osram, he will be in charge of R&D, technology and cross-divisional functions such as quality management. Kampmann previously held positions at Bosch for more than 20 years, where he engaged in automotive business research before assuming segment responsibility for power electronics, sensor technology and semiconductor devices. Most recently, he was a member of the divisional board of the gasoline systems division. Osram manufactures high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology, such as infrared or laser lighting, as well as smart and connected lighting solutions, among other light applications.