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Board of Management

Dr Ing Frank Hiller
Chairman of the Board of Management

Responsibility for Technical and Head-office Functions

 

Born on 23 May 1966 in Stuttgart, Germany; married, one child

Studies                  

1988 – 1992
Diploma degree in mechanical engineering at University Kaiserslautern, Germany

1997
Doctorate in mechanical engineering at University Kaiserslautern, Germany

Professional career

1992 -1993
KUKA Welding Systems + Robot Corporation, Sterling Heights / Mi, USA;
Project engineer for manufacturing systems

1993 – 1997
Center for production engineering, University Kaiserslautern, Germany;
Scientific officer

1997 – 2005
ThyssenKrupp Automotive AG, Bochum; Germany

  • 1997 – 2000
    Project manager central division engineering and investments
  • 2000 – 2002
    Head of competence center commercial vehicles, ThyssenKrupp Automotive Systems GmbH
  • 2002 – 2004
    Director, ThyssenKrupp Automotive Systems GmbH
  • 2004 – 2005
    Chairman of the executive board, ThyssenKrupp Federn GmbH

2005 – 2009
F. X. Meiller Fahrzeug- und Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co KG, Munich, Germany; Chairman of the executive board

  • 2007 – 2009
    Sole executive board member Rathgeber AG

2009 – 2013
MAN AG, Munich; Board member responsible for marketing, sales & service

2014 – 2016
Leoni AG, Nuremberg; Germany

  • 2014 – 2015
    Member of the management board in charge of the Wire and Cable Solutions division
  • 2016
    Member of the management board in charge of the Wiring Systems division

since January 2017
Chairman of the Management Board DEUTZ AG

Dr Margarete Haase
Member of the Board of Management (till 30 April 2018)

Responsibility for Finance, Human Resources, Purchasing and Information Services (till 31 March 2018)

 

Born on 16 April 1953 in Neunkichen/Austria, married, one child

Studies

1973 - 1979
Business studies at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

1982 - 1984
Dissertation “Origins of the Japanese Management System”

1998 - 1999
Harvard Business School (Executive Education Program) Boston

Professional career

1979
Kapitalbeteiligungs AG, Vienna
Analyst

1983
RZB, Vienna
Head of leasing / Structured Finance

1987 - 1995
Daimler-Benz AG, Stuttgart
Head of Controlling

1995 - 2000
Daimler-Benz AG, Munich, Amsterdam, Dublin
Head of Sales Finance DASA, Executive Board Fokker Sales Finance,
Board Member Airbus Finance Company

2000 - 2002
DaimlerChrysler AG, Stuttgart
Head of Corporate Financial Planning

2002 - 2006
DaimlerChrysler AG, Berlin
Commercial Director of the Berlin Engine Plant

2006 - 2007
DaimlerChrysler AG, Stuttgart
Director Corporate Audit Europe

2007 - 2009
Daimler Financial Services AG, Berlin
Member of the Board

from 01 April 2009
DEUTZ AG, Cologne
Member of the Management Board

 

2011
Award: Female Manager of the Year / FTD

since 2011
Member of the Supervisory Board of Fraport AG

since 2012
Member of the Supervisory Board of ZF Friedrichshafen AG

since May 2014
Chairwoman of the Kölner Arbeitgeberverband kölnmetall

since February 2016
Member of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex

Dr Andreas Strecker
Member of the Board of Management (from 01 March 2018)

Responsibility for Finance, Human Resources, Purchasing and Information Services (from 01 April 2018)

Born on 16 August 1961 in Rastatt, Germany; married with two children

Studies

1983 – 1988

Degree in technical business administration at the University of Stuttgart

1988 – 1991     

Doctorate in business administration at the University of Stuttgart

Professional career

1988 – 1991

Festo KG, Esslingen,
Doctoral student in cooperation with the University of Stuttgart

1991 – 2009

Daimler AG, Stuttgart

  • 1991 – 1994
    Mercedes Benz Junior Management Development Group, project planning and control for commercial vehicles
  • 1995 – 2001
    Head of Strategic Planning, M&A and International Controlling at Daimler Buses
  • 2002 – 2009
    President & CEO, Daimler Buses North America, Greensboro, NC (USA)

2010 – 2014

Novoferm Group, Haldern
CFO

2015 – 2016

Solaris Bus & Coach, Poznan (Poland)
CEO

2017

Strategic consultancy in the field of commercial vehicles and electric-powered transport, Düsseldorf

since March 2018

DEUTZ AG, Cologne

Member of the Board of Management
Finance, Human Resources, Purchasing and Information Services

Michael Wellenzohn
Member of the Board of Management

Responsibility for Sales / Marketing and Service

 

Born on 22 November 1966 in Chur/Switzerland, married, three children

Education

1983 – 1987
apprenticeship as a car mechanic

1989 – 1991
high school diploma in evening classes (AKAD)

1991 – 1992
university for pedagogic

1997
general management for executives University of St. Gallen

Career history

1987
apprenticeship as a car mechanic

1988 – 1989
two years of professional sport, triathlon

1988 – 1992
several jobs to finance high school diploma and university

1993 – 1994
working as a teacher in secondary school

1994 - 2013
Thyssen Krupp Presta AG

  • 1994 – 1997
    Product manager
  • 1997 – 1999
    Senior sales manager
  • 1999 – 2001
    Senior manager customer business unit VW
  • 2001 – 2003
    Division manager for all customer business units
  • 2003 – 2005
    Member of the managing board of ThyssenKrupp Presta SteerTec
  • 2006 – 2010
    Member of the managing board of ThyssenKrupp Presta Steering
  • responsible for Sales/Purchasing/R&D
  • 2011 – 2013
    Member of the managing board of Thyssen Krupp Chassis
    responsible for product line steering column and sales cross function for chassis

since March 2013
DEUTZ AG, Cologne

Member of the Management Board