Rainer Koppitz is looking back on many years of international experience in Industrial as well as in the IT and Telecommunications sector, in which he served, among other positions, as CEO of NFON and B2X Care Solutions and as CEO Germany & Austria of BT Germany (British Telecom). Before that, he held managerial positions at Siemens, Dell and Atos.
Dr. Johannes Fues
CFO KATEK SE
Dr. Johannes Fues has worked for various well-known management consultancies in reorganization and transformation projects. Most recently he was part of the PRIMEPULSE management team and held responsibility for the Asset Management and Operations area.
Chair of the Supervisory Board
Klaus Weinmann studied business administration at the University of Augsburg from 1990 and graduated in 1995. After founding CANCOM SE in 1992 as an IT Value Added Reseller, the company, which Klaus Weinmann led in a management role from the beginning, later as Chairman of the Executive Board, experienced rapid growth. In 1999 Klaus Weinmann took the company public and in 2012 CANCOM was included in the TecDAX index of the 30 largest high tech companies in Germany, as one of Germany’s leading IT systems houses. Today, Klaus Weinmann is CEO & Co-Founder of the Munich-based investment holding company PRIMEPULSE SE, which invests in medium-sized companies with a technological focus.
Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board
Stefan Kober already started his professional career in 1992 during his economics studies at the University of Augsburg with the foundation of CANCOM. There, he was responsible as board members for the divisions Marketing and Sales from 1992 until 2005. At the beginning of 2006, he joined the Executive Board of AL-KO KOBER SE, and from July 2014 to June 2018 he was the third-generation Chairman of the Executive Board. Under his leadership, the company achieved a number of milestones, such as the merger of the former vehicle technology unit to multi-billion group DexKo Global Inc. Today, Stefan Kober supports the development of the company as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AL-KO KOBER SE. He is also Co-Founder of PRIMEPULSE SE.
Member of the Supervisory Board
Andreas Müller began his professional career with an apprenticeship as a wholesale and export merchant at Rösel Datentechnik GmbH in Illertissen. From 1997 to 1998, he worked in Cologne for Datura AG as a sales manager. From 1998 to 2004, as the first project of his independence, he formed the forms and basic structures of the later strongly growing S.D.L. Süddeutschen Leasing AG, as managing director and shareholder of Netcost Leasing GmbH. After creating a growing foundation with Netcost Leasing GmbH, the company became today’s S.D.L. Süddeutsche Leasing AG. He then served as general representative of S.D.L. Süddeutsche Leasing AG from 2004 to 2014 and has now been CEO of S.D.L Süddeutsche Leasing AG since 2014. As a managing director of S.D.L. Projektbau GmbH, Mr. Müller is active with a further growth of the origin, since 2018. Already in the following year, he also became managing director of Müller Asset Management GmbH. The S.D.L. Vermietungsverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH is now also successfully under his leadership as Managing Director since 2020.
Member of the Supervisory Board
Hannes Niederhauser studied Electrical Engineering and graduated from Technische Universität Graz in 1987. He joined Infineon AG in Munich as a chip developer from 1987 up to 1989. From May 1989 through January 1994, he was the head of sales and development at Boards AG in Eching. In 1994, he took the position of Managing Director at Teknor GmbH. In 2001, Hannes Niederhauser took Kontron AG to its Initial Public Offering while serving as the chair of the board.
Managing Directors Group Companies
Managing Director Katek GmbH Grassau
Robert Both has various years of international experience in the telecommunications and industrial sectors and in the area of EMS. In 20 years as a managing director, he has attained numerous competencies in the areas of corporate management, business development, sales, marketing, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions.
Managing Director KATEK Mauerstetten GmbH
During his mechanical engineering studies, which had a process engineering focus, Marc Lauter gathered experience in the area of regenerative energy systems. Then, as a technical managing director and owner, he gathered detailed experience in the area of manufacturing technology and manufacturing processes, quality assurance, and environmental management and extensive familiarity with other technical EMS industry processes. His profile is rounded off with an international MBA degree.
Managing Director KATEK Memmingen GmbH
Klauspeter Bader is a specialist in the field of corporate management and has successfully provided guidance in the strategic reorientation of international companies and departments. He boasts extensive material management competencies and deep solution and process expertise in intralogistics (dynamic storage systems).
Managing Director beflex electronic GmbH
Jens Arnold is managing director of beflex electronic GmbH and brings more than 25 years of EMS industry experience to the company. Lean Management, Strategic Management, and Quality Management belong to his core competencies. After his business studies, he always accompanied strategic projects in EMS and mechanical engineering companies as managing director and partner and possesses extensive process knowledge around the electronic assembly.
Dr. Arnd Karden
Managing Director KATEK Leipzig GmbH, TeleAlarm Europe GmbH & TeleAlarm SA
Dr. Arnd Karden has extensive experience as a Managing Director in manufacturing companies. For many years he worked for German corporations in various positions in Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Switzerland. During his professional career, he has repeatedly successfully restructured companies and led to significant sales and earnings improvements. Dr. Arnd Karden studied mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University and then received his doctorate at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University. Dr. Arnd Karden is also the Managing Director of the TeleAlarm subsidiary and the subsidiary in Lithuania.
Managing Director (Chairman) KATEK Frickenhausen GmbH
Armin Stangl has many years of experience in managing technology companies in the electronics industry. He has extensive operational and strategic skills and has successfully realigned a number of business areas and companies.
Managing Director KATEK Frickenhausen GmbH & beflex electronic GmbH
Albrecht Faber has extensive experience as a managing director in well-known international technology companies in the electronics industry. In addition, he has extensive know-how, both technical and organizational, and during his professional career he was, among others, responsible for operational and strategic management as well as the further development of customer management and the global sales organization. He was also successful in managing development areas in the high-tech sector and in driving them forward.
Managing Director eSystems MTG GmbH
Jochen Paukert has comprehensive experience in the automotive environment. For more than 20 years he has built up business units and companies in various functions, acquiring comprehensive expertise in business development, automotive electronics system development and the reorientation of organisations.
Managing Director eSystems MTG GmbH
Sven Heidenwag is a specialist in the automotive and industrial sectors. He owes his experience to many years of work in various commercial functions and thus has extensive expertise in controlling, finance and accounting, transfer pricing, group accounting and restructuring.
Dr. Marc Achhammer
Group Director Operations
Dr. Marc Achhammer has many years of international experience in the IT and telecommunications industry in the areas of operations, M&A, R&D, sales, service and portfolio management. He held senior management positions at Siemens/Gigaset, Sagemcom and Unify, where he successfully established new business areas. Most recently, he was COO and Managing Director of B2X Care Solutions.
Group Director Strategic Sourcing
Christoph Antener has various years of international experience in the EMS and building automation sectors. He has managed complex supply chain organizations worldwide and has extensive expertise in outsourcing, purchasing optimization, change management and realignment of purchasing organizations. As part of his EMBA studies, he accompanied the successful M&A development of an EMS company and helped to achieve a sustainable increase in earnings.
Group Director Business Development
Golo Wahl brings a broad experience in business development and sales to the KATEK Group. His professional career has been shaped by various management roles with global US companies as well as medium-sized technology leaders in Europe. The development and restructuring of intercultural sales teams is one of his key strengths as well as their successful leadership in the international EMS, ODM and OEM business. Among others, his market focus lies in the energy, industrial, automotive and smart building sectors.
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from the KATEK Group
13. October 2021
KATEK strengthens eMobility business by investing in iOX Mobility GmbH