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Management

Ralf W. Dieter, CEO

  • Born in 1961
  • Nationality: German
  • Study: Business Administration
  • Chairman since January 1, 2006; appointed until June 30, 2023
  • Joined Dürr AG's Board of Management on January 1, 2005

Responsible for:

  • Measuring and Process Systems
  • Public Relations
  • Human Resources (Employee Affairs Director)
  • Internal Auditing
  • Corporate Compliance
  • digital@DÜRR
  • Global IT

Positions on statutory supervisory boards:

  • HOMAG Group AG*, Schopfloch (Chairman, part of the Dürr Group)
  • Körber AG, Hamburg
  • additional positions within the Dürr Group

* listed on stock exchange

1989 – 1995 DAT AG, Ratingen
Consultant, Regional Manager, Division Manager, Director
1995 – 1998 IBM Deutschland GmbH, Stuttgart
Director and Head of Sales Business Partner Germany
Head of Sales Central Europe
1998 – 1999 IBM EMEA European Headquarter, Paris
Director of Channel Sales EMEA
1999 – 2003 Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH, Oberkochen
Business Unit Manager and Chairman of the Board of Management
2003 – 2005 Carl Schenck AG, Darmstadt
Chairman of the Board of Management
2005 Dürr AG, Stuttgart
Member of the Board of Management
since 2006 Dürr AG, Stuttgart
Chairman of the Board of Management
(As of Aug 1, 2020)

Dr. Jochen Weyrauch (Dep. 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, 2024
  • Deputy CEO since January 1, 2020

Responsible for:

  • Paint and Final Assembly Systems
  • Application Technology
  • Clean Technology Systems
  • Corporate Development
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Global Sourcing
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
(As of Aug 1, 2020)

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:

  • Finance/Controlling/ICS
  • Legal Affairs/Patents/Insurance
  • Treasury
  • Taxes
  • Risk Management
  • Investor Relations
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 Aug 1, 2020)

Pekka Paasivaara

  • Born in 1961
  • Nationality: Finnish
  • Study: Economics and Master of Business Administration
  • Member of the Board of Management since January 1, 2019; appointed until December 31, 2021

Responsible for:

  • Woodworking Machinery and Systems
  • Operational Excellence

Positions on statutory supervisory boards:

  • Deutsche Messe AG, Hanover
  • additional positions within the Dürr Group
1988 – 1992 Dynawatt Power Systems, Finland and Switzerland
Founder and Managing Director
1994 – 1998 ABB Flexible Automation GmbH, Friedberg
General Manager BU Customer Services / Regional Manager Europe
1999 – 2004 Rexroth Indramat GmbH, Lohr am Main
Chairman of the Management Group

Bosch Rexroth, Electric Drives & Controls Division, Lohr am Main
Chairman of the Management Group
Global Project Management
2005 – 2007 Lenze AG, Hameln
Member of the Executive Board
2008 – 2014 Germanischer Lloyd SE (GL Group), Hamburg and London
Member of the Executive Board, CEO GL Industry

DNV GL Group, Oslo
CEO Oil & Gas, member of the Executive Committee DNV GL
2014 – 2015 Gerson Lehrman Group, London
Investment Advisory (M&A and strategy consulting)
since 2015 Chairman of the Board of Management of HOMAG Group AG
since 2019 Dürr AG, Stuttgart
Member of the Board of Management
(As of Aug 1, 2020)

Senior Executive Management

Bruno Welsch

CEO Division Paint and Final Assembly Systems

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 of the Paint and Final Assembly Systems division and
member of the Board of Management of Dürr Systems AG, Bietigheim-Bissingen
(As of Aug 1, 2020)

Dr. Lars Friedrich

CEO Division Application Technology

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 Division Application Technology
(As of Aug 1, 2020)

Dr.-Ing. Daniel Schmitt

CEO Division Clean Technology Systems

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.-Ing.)
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
since July 2017 CEO Clean Technology Systems division
(As of Aug 1, 2020)

Ralf W. Dieter

CEO Division Measuring and Process Systems

Short biography

  • Born in 1961
  • Nationality: German
  • Study: Business Administration
1989 – 1995 DAT AG, Ratingen
Consultant, Regional Manager, Division Manager, Director
1995 – 1998 IBM Deutschland GmbH, Stuttgart
Director and Head of Sales Business Partner Germany
Head of Sales Central Europe
1998 – 1999 IBM EMEA European Headquarter, Paris
Director of Channel Sales EMEA
1999 – 2003 Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH, Oberkochen
Business Unit Manager and Chairman of the Board of Management
2003 – 2005 Carl Schenck AG, Darmstadt
Chairman of the Board of Management
2005 Dürr AG, Stuttgart
Member of the Board of Management
since 2006 Dürr AG, Stuttgart
Chairman of the Board of Management
(As of Aug 1, 2020)

Pekka Paasivaara

CEO Division Woodworking Machinery and Systems

Short biography

  • Born in 1961
  • Nationality: Finnish
  • Study: Economics and Master of Business Administration
1988 – 1992 Dynawatt Power Systems, Finland and Switzerland
Founder and Managing Director
1994 – 1998 ABB Flexible Automation GmbH, Friedberg
General Manager BU Customer Services / Regional Manager Europe
1999 – 2004 Rexroth Indramat GmbH, Lohr am Main
Chairman of the Management Group

Bosch Rexroth, Electric Drives & Controls Division, Lohr am Main
Chairman of the Management Group
Global Project Management
2005 – 2007 Lenze AG, Hameln
Member of the Executive Board
2008 – 2014 Germanischer Lloyd SE (GL Group), Hamburg and London
Member of the Executive Board, CEO GL Industry

DNV GL Group, Oslo
CEO Oil & Gas, member of the Executive Committee DNV GL
2014 – 2015 Gerson Lehrman Group, London
Investment Advisory (M&A and strategy consulting)
since 2015 Chairman of the Board of Management of HOMAG Group AG
since 2019 Dürr AG, Stuttgart
Member of the Board of Management
(As of Aug 1, 2020)