From 2000 to 2018, I served as Managing Director , Executive Vice President Automotive and, in recent years, as member of the Executive Management Committee of JENOPTIK AG.
The “Automotive” division consists of the two business units “Industrial Metrology” and “Laser Processing Machines”.
The division , which has slightly less than 900 employees worldwide, recently had sales in the hundreds of millions. For the most part, average annual sales growth and operative profitability (EBIT) experienced double-digit numbers during that time.
That growth was generated both organically and inorganically through national and international Joint Ventures and acquisitions. One of my main tasks was to successfully integrate these companies into the existing organisation.
During that time, I therefore served on different supervisory boards of foreign subsidiaries of JENOPTIK AG, either as a regular member or Chairman, e.g. in the USA, in China, South Korea, India, France and in Switzerland.
Prior to working at JENOPTIK AG, I was employed by a medium-sized manufacturer of measuring systems for the automotive industry and served in various management roles in the Marketing, Product Management and Sales departments. From 1997 to 2000, as a long-time Sales Director , I participated with other members of the management team and with private equity partners on a management buy-out of this company.
Dipl. Wirtsch.-Ing. (FH)
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