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Bjoern Fischer

Bjoern Fischer is an executive business visionary, strategist, and execution leader with more than 20 years of international success in public and private, European-owned manufacturing companies. As a proactive change agent, he has driven top and bottom-line impact by intersecting strategy, operational excellence, and inspired leadership teams as mechanisms for growth.

Most recently, he served as the President and CEO of STIHL Incorporated, a $2B+ USA business, part of a global manufacturer and distributor of outdoor power equipment. He began as their CFO and VP of Finance, IT, and HR.

Before joining STIHL, he held two decades of leadership roles at Siemens, delivering success in global business units in various sectors, including water technology, medical equipment, logistics systems, and rail vehicle manufacturing and railway automation. He lived and worked in South Africa, Europe, and the U.S., and traveled across Europe, Asia, South America, Central America, North America, the Middle East, and Africa.

He produced financial and operational excellence through cost reduction initiatives, organizational restructuring, technology consolidation, and business development strategies.

He served on the Board of Directors of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), including a tenure as Board Chair.

Titles Held

President & CEO
Board of Directors, Chair
Vice President & CFO
Executive Vice President & CFO
Division Controller


Outdoor Power Equipment | Water Technology | Manufacturing (Consumer Products, Medical Equipment, Logistics Systems, Transportation {Railway})