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Management

Dr. Jochen Weyrauch, CEO

  • Born in 1966
  • Nationality: German
  • Study: Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Member of the Board of Management since January 1, 2017; appointed until December 31, 2026
  • CEO since January 1, 2022

Responsible for:

  • Paint and Final Assembly Systems
  • Application Technology
  • Woodworking Machinery and Systems
  • Clean Technology Systems
  • Corporate Human Resources (Employee Affairs Director)
  • Internal Auditing
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Communications
  • Corporate Development
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Purchasing
1990 - 1999 Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Frankfurt am Main
Various management positions
Member of the Management Board
1999 - 2002 PhD (Dr.-Ing.)
1999 - 2003 Turbo-Lufttechnik GmbH (TLT), Zweibrücken & Cleveland, Ohio
President & CEO
2003 - 2005 Carl Schenck AG, Darmstadt
Member of the Management Board/COO
2006 - 2014 Schenck Process Holding GmbH, Darmstadt
President & CEO
2014 - 2016 Endurance Capital AG, Munich
Senior Partner

Independent Consultant
since 2017 Dürr AG, Stuttgart
Member of the Board of Management
since 2020 Dürr AG, Stuttgart
Deputy CEO
since 2022 Dürr AG, Stuttgart
CEO
(As of Jan 1, 2022)

Dietmar Heinrich, CFO

  • Born in 1963
  • Nationality: German
  • Study: Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Member of the Board of Management since August 1, 2020; appointed until July 31, 2023

Responsible for:

  • Measuring and Process Systems
  • One Dürr Group Projects
  • Finance/Controlling/ICS
  • Legal Affairs/Patents/Insurance
  • Treasury
  • Taxes
  • Risk Management
  • Investor Relations
  • Global IT
1990 – 1995 Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. Reinigungssysteme, Winnenden
Administrator and Team Leader Controlling
1995 – 2001 FAG Kugelfischer Georg Schäfer AG, Schweinfurt (since 2001 part of the Schaeffler Group)
Controlling, Assistant to CEO, Head of Corporate Office, Head of Production Controlling FAG OEM and Trade
2001 – 2005 Schaeffler Group
Joint Managing Director Administration and member of the Board of Directors FAG HANWHA Bearings Corp., Seoul / Korea
2005 – 2006 Schaeffler Group
CFO Korea and member of the Board of Directors Schaeffler Korea Corp., Seoul / Korea
2006 – 2009 Schaeffler Group
CFO Asia/Pacific, Shanghai / China
2009 – 2011 Schaeffler Group
Vice President of the Linear Technology business unit, Homburg
2011 – 2014 Schaeffler Group
CFO Europe, Herzogenaurach
2014 – 2017 Schaeffler Group
CEO Europe, Herzogenaurach
2017 – 2020 Schaeffler AG
CFO, Herzogenaurach
since 2020 Dürr AG, Stuttgart
CFO
(As of Jan 1, 2022)

Senior Executive Management

Bruno Welsch

CEO Paint and Final Assembly Systems division

Short biography

  • Born in 1966
  • Nationality: German
  • Education: Electrician and Systems informatics technician
1985 – 1995 Various positions at Zertz + Scheid Ingenieurgesellschaft in electrical hardware design and software development, among others
1996 – 2000 Career start at Dürr: electrical hardware design and software development
2000 – 2001 Team leader software development
2002 – 2005 Project manager
2005 – 2008 Managing Director of Dürr de México S.A. de C.V.
2008 – 2010 President of Paint and Final Assembly Systems of Dürr de México S.A. de C.V. and
Vice President of Paint and Final Assembly Systems North America
2010 – 2018 President & CEO of Dürr Systems North America (Canada, USA, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador)
since August 2018 CEO Paint and Final Assembly Systems division and
member of the Board of Management of Dürr Systems AG, Bietigheim-Bissingen
(As of Jan 1, 2022)

Dr. Lars Friedrich

CEO Application Technology division

Short biography

  • Born in 1971
  • Nationality: German
  • Study: Physics and Business Administration
1996 – 1999 CREOL Fellowship, University of Central Florida, USA
1999 Ph.D. Physics
1999 – 2000 Ciena Corp, Hanover, Maryland, USA
Lead Engineer
2000 – 2008 Adva Optical Networking SE, Munich
various management positions (incl. Vice President Technology/Strategy, Vice President Product Line)
2009 – 2015 JDS Uniphase Corp., Miliptas, California, USA
Vice President and General Manager in various business units
2015 – 2018 Sick AG, Reute
Chairman Division Identification & Measuring
Member of the Sick Management Board
Co Head Sick Industry 4.0 Initiative
since October 2018 Member of the Board of Management Dürr Systems AG, Bietigheim-Bissingen
since January 2019 CEO Application Technology division
(As of Jan 1, 2022)

Kenneth Zak

CEO Clean Technology Systems division

Short biography

  • Born in 1959
  • Nationality: American
  • Study: Chemistry and Masters in Business Administration
1982 – 1988 Owens-Corning Fiberglass, Toledo, Ohio, USA
Various positions in marketing research and commercialization of new technologies
1988 – 1992 W.R. Grace & Co., Columbia, Maryland, USA
Development Manager; Columbia Research & Development Center
1992 – 2003 MEGTEC, De Pere, Wisconsin, USA
Director of Marketing & Business Development
2003 – 2012 MEGTEC, De Pere, Wisconsin, USA
Vice-President: Industrial & Environmental Products Group
2012 – 2015 MEGTEC/B&W MEGTEC, De Pere, Wisconsin, USA
Senior Vice–President: Business Operations
2015 – 2018 B&W MEGTEC, De Pere, Wisconsin, USA
President
2018 – 2021 Dürr Systems AG, Bietigheim-Bissingen
Senior Vice-President: CTS America
since July 2021 CEO Clean Technology Systems division
(As of Jan 1, 2022)

Jörg Brunke

CEO Measuring and Process Systems division

Short biography

  • Born in 1960
  • Nationality: German
  • Study: Industrial engineering
1989 – 1991 Coopers & Leybrand, Hamburg
Management Consultant
1991 – 1993 Lubeca Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH, Lübeck
Commercial Director
1993 – 2000 AVL Group, AVL-Zöllner GmbH, Kiel
Sole Managing Director (until 1994: Commercial Director)
2001 – 2001 ACO Severin Holding GmbH & Co.KG, Rendsburg
Group Managing Director
2001 – 2006 AVL Group, AVL Emissions GmbH, Neuss
CEO
2007 – 2010 BIZERBA GmbH & Co.KG, Balingen
Director Central Europe
2010 – 2015 HORIBA Europe GmbH, Darmstadt
formerly: SCHENCK Pegasus
Managing Director
2015 – 2018 DÜRR Assembly Products GmbH, Püttlingen
CEO
since 2017 SCHENCK RoTec GmbH, Darmstadt
CEO
since 2018 Carl SCHENCK AG, Darmstadt
Member of the Board of Management
since 2022 CEO Measuring and Process Systems division
(As of Jan 1, 2022)

Dr. Daniel Schmitt

CEO Woodworking Machinery and Systems division

Short biography

  • Born in 1970
  • Nationality: German
  • Study: Chemical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.)
1997 - 2002 University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe, Engler-Bunte-Institute, Karlsruhe
Research Associate
2002 PhD (Dr.)
2002 - 2008 Freudenberg Vliesstoffe KG, Weinheim
various management positions
(incl. Head of Sales Industrial Filtration Germany/Scandinavia, Filter division)
2008 Freudenberg Nonwovens (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg
General Manager, Filter division
2009 - 2010 Freudenberg Filtration Technologies (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg
Managing Director and Site Executive Officer
2011 - 2017 Freudenberg Filtration Technologies SE & Co. KG, Weinheim
Head of Industrial Filtration Europe as well as Global Vice President Industrial Filtration
July 2017 - February 2020 Dürr Systems AG, Bietigheim-Bissingen
CEO Clean Technology Systems division
March 2020 - June 2021 Dürr Systems AG, Bietigheim-Bissingen
Member of the Board of Management of Dürr Systems AG
July 2021 - December 2021 HOMAG Group AG, Schopfloch
Member of the Board of HOMAG Group AG
since January 2022 HOMAG Group AG, Schopfloch
CEO
since January 2022 CEO Woodworking Machinery and Systems division
(As of Jan 1, 2022)