Management Team

European President: Helge Puhlmann

Helge Puhlmann has been European President of Yamaichi Electronics since 2001. He handles all management responsibilities regarding the European market.


Helge Puhlmann is the founder and one of the managing directors of the predecessor company that became Yamaichi Electronics Deutschland in 1992. His main tasks during the first years included establishing long-term relationships with key customers, founding various European subsidiaries, setting up the European design center and building a strong management team. During the last few years, his focus was on establishing independent production within Europe as well as defining the future product strategy.


Helge Puhlmann holds an engineering degree in Electronics and a degree in Industrial Engineering.

Managing Director: Seiichi Kanai

Seiichi Kanai has been Managing Director at Yamaichi Electronics Deutschland GmbH since March 2014. He is responsible for corporate management and financial administration as well as the liaison between other companies of the Yamaichi Electronics Group.

Sales and Marketing Director: Christoph Prem

Christoph Prem has been Sales and Marketing Director at Yamaichi Electronics since 2007. He is responsible for all European sales (EMEA) activities including the distribution business and all marketing activities.


Prior to holding this position, he worked as Business Unit Manager for the Connector Solutions Division and as Market Manager for "Wireless Communications". Before he joined Yamaichi in 1999, he worked as a Product Manager at Siemens. This allowed him to gain many years of senior level experience in sales, marketing and product management of complex electromechanical components and systems for different industrial applications such as industrial automation, automobile, telecommunications, photovoltaic as well as medical technology.


He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Darmstadt/Germany.

Human Resources & Administration Director: Verena Remppis

Verena Remppis has been Human Resources & Administration Director since 2007. In this position, she is responsible for all human resources activities as well as financial and logistics. Prior to this function she was head of the Human Resources Department. She started with Yamaichi Electronics as HR manager in 2001.


Before starting at Yamaichi, Verena Remppis worked for different companies in Germany as well as abroad. She holds a degree in Business Administration.

Engineering Manager: Michael Quiter

Michael Quiter has been Engineering Manager at Yamaichi Electronics since 2004.

He is responsible for all research and development activities within Europe.

Among other duties he worked on the foundation of the Design Centre in Tunisia, the setup of an internal test laboratory and electronically and mechanical simulation facilities.

He integrated ISO/TS 16949 into the development process and has almost 20 years of experience in the field of electromechanical design.

Division Manager Connector Solutions: Manuela Gutmann

Manuela Gutmann has been Division Manager at Yamaichi Electronics since 2007. She is responsible for all operations in the Connector Solutions Group.

She started at Yamaichi Electronics in 2004 as product manager. Prior to her work at Yamaichi Electronics, she worked as product manager in different international connector companies for several years and thus gained a lot of experience in the connector industry.

She holds a degree in Business Administration and a degree in Engineering.

Division Manager Test Solutions: Thomas Rein

Thomas Rein joined Yamaichi Electronics in October 2001 and is responsible for all operations pertaining to the test solution group.

He gained fundamental experience in micro electromechanical systems and was a leading member during the setup of the European manufacturing plant.

As interims manager, he supervised the engineering team for six months.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Engineering (University of Applied Sciences).


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