Before his appointment as Chief Marketing & Sales Officer for the Weidmüller Group in 2009, Volpert Briel headed up the global Small Hydro Power Plants division (Voith Siemens) at the international family-run company Voith for four years. Prior to that, a qualified engineer, he was managing director in charge of various departments at technology firm ABB. As managing director he took over responsibilities for the restructuring of GEA subsidiary Grasso Berlin, and from 1988 to 1994 was a department head at York International (BBC York). Volpert Briel began his career in 1983 as a management assistant and project manager at Wende und Malter GmbH in Witten.
Volpert Briel was born in 1955, is married and has two children.