Zeiss Names Head of Consumer Optics Group

Zeiss Names Head of Consumer Optics Group


Thornwood, NY—Jörg Schmitz was appointed to head up the Consumer Optics business group of Zeiss. He reports to Dr. Matthias Metz, a member of the executive board of Carl Zeiss AG. Schmitz assumes the responsibilities of Dr. Winfried Scherle. After a 33-year career at Zeiss, Scherle is retiring and will continue in an advisory capacity.

Jörg Schmitz

Schmitz studied business economics and began his career at Procter & Gamble. Moreover, after holding various international positions in marketing and sales, he joined Kärcher in 2010.

“With Jörg Schmitz, we are delighted to have found an expert in marketing, sales and innovative business and product development who will add important momentum to Zeiss Consumer Optics,” commented Metz. “With his many years of international experience in the top brand business with consumer goods and technical durables, Schmitz will shape and advance the ongoing and successful development and future orientation of the business group together with his team.”


Zeiss is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the optics and also optoelectronics industries. The Zeiss Group develops and distributes semiconductor manufacturing equipment, measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology as well as eyeglass lenses. It also offers movie and camera lenses, binoculars and also planetarium technology.

Furthermore, it emerged from a workshop for precision mechanics and optics that was established by company founder Carl Zeiss in the east German city of Jena in 1846. zeiss.com