Chief Executive Officer for Machine Tools (CEO MT)
Member of the Group Management Board
Regional responsibility for China
Born in 1958 in Dorsten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Studied Process Engineering at the University of Stuttgart, subsequently earning his doctorate.
From 1988 to 1991, Head of Engineering at TRUMPF Lasertechnik GmbH in Ditzingen, Germany, and then Vice President, Head of Development/Engineering and Production at TRUMPF in Yokohama, Japan until 1992. Following various external management positions at Thyssen/Krupp in Essen, Germany, Körber in Hamburg, Germany, and Frigoblock in Essen, Germany, in 2012 he joined TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG as Managing Director for Development and Purchasing.