Management Board and Supervisory Board: corporate management at Festo

Management Board and Supervisory Board

Corporate management at Festo

Festo is an independent family-owned company with a long tradition. To ensure that it stays that way, our corporate management is committed to meeting the needs of our customers, employees, and business partners worldwide.

Festo SE

Management Board of Festo SE

Dipl.-Ing. Dr h.c. Oliver D. Jung - Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Management Board Human Resources

Dipl.-Ing. Dr h.c. Oliver D. Jung - Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Management Board Human Resources

"Festo is an outstanding family-owned company. Our task is to secure the company’s success – in an increasingly competitive environment – and take it into the future. Our employees are an integral part of this success story."

Born 26 January 1962 in Berlin, Germany


Education

  • Studied mechanical engineering at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
  • Major subject: Production engineering
  • Final degree: honorary doctorate, graduate engineer


Professional career

Positions held so far at the Festo Group:

Since 2022 Chairman of the Management Board
Corporate Management and Strategy, Human Resources

2018–2022 Chairman of the Management Board
Corporate Management and Strategy


2010 - 2018
Member of the Management Board/Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Schaeffler AG in Herzogenaurach, responsible for production, purchasing and logistics, BCT (bearings and components technology)

2009-2010 Member of the management team for the industry division at Schaeffler AG

2008-2009 Worldwide division manager for tapered roller bearings at Schaeffler AG

2003-2007 Member of the Management Board Production and Quality Management at Schmitz Cargobull AG in Altenberge/Münsterland

2001-2003 Business Unit Manager Product Line Flatbed Vehicles at Schmitz Cargobull AG in Altenberge/Münsterland

1999-2001 Production Manager at the Vreden plant of Schmitz Cargobull AG in Altenberge/Münsterland

1995-1999 Plant Manager in Wuppertal and at foreign plants in the Czech Republic at Robert Bosch GmbH

1993-1995 Group Manager Bühl/Baden Plant at Robert Bosch GmbH

1991-1993 Plant engineer at the Bühl/Baden plant of Robert Bosch GmbH

1989 - 1991 Production planner and trainee at Robert Bosch GmbH as part of the Bosch corporate programme


Memberships and committee work

  • Since 2015 Member of the Diesel Board of Trustees/Dean’s Office (German Institute for Invention), Munich
  • Since 2017 Member of the Supervisory Board at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Heidelberg
  • Since 2018 Member of the Supervisory Board at Leistritz AG, Nuremberg

Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Borho - Member of the Management Board Information Technology and Digitalisation

Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Borho - Member of the Management Board Information Technology and Digitalisation

“We see great opportunities in digitalisation to make our customers even more productive."

Born 8 June 1969 in Karlsruhe, Germany


Education

  • Studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe (Technical University)
  • Major subject: Production engineering
  • Final degree: graduate engineer


Professional career

Positions held so far at the Festo Group:

Since 2022 Member of the Management Board Information Technology and Digitalisation

2016–2022 Member of the Management Board Finance

2013-2016 Senior Vice President Corporate Development

2013-2016 Senior Vice President Business Unit Electric Automation

2009-2013 Head of Corporate Customer Solutions

2007–2009 Head of Strategic Planning and Controlling


1998-2007
Management consulting

1995–1998 Daimler-Benz AG


Memberships and committee work

  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart
  • Member of the LBBW/BW Bank Advisory Board
  • Member of the Management Board of the VDMA (German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association)

Dr Ansgar Kriwet - Member of the Management Board Product and Technology Management

Dr Ansgar Kriwet - Member of the Management Board Product and Technology Management

"We make our customers more productive."

Born 2 July 1963 in Rheinhausen, Germany


Education

  • Studied mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University
  • Major subject: Automation technology, plastics engineering and fibre-reinforced polymers, hydraulics and pneumatics, control technology and system theory
  • Final degree: PhD in economic evaluation of designs


Professional career

Positions held so far at the Festo Group:

Since 2022 Member of the Management Board Product and Technology Management

2013 –2022 Member of the Management Board Sales

2009–2013 Member of the Management Board Region and Sales Europe

2003–2009 Product Centre Manager Valves


2001–2002
Managing Director of the subsidiary Beck GmbH

2000–2003 Head of Product Segment Control

1998–2000 Head of Product Management Innovation

1995-1998 Market Segment Manager Factory Automation

1991-1995 Institute of Management and Technology IMT Berlin GmbH

1989-1995 Research assistant at the Institute for Machine Tools and Production Technology at the Technical University of Berlin


Memberships and committee work

  • Vice Chairman of the Management Board of the Fluid Engineering Association of the VDMA
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of HAWE Hydraulik SE, Munich

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Frank Notz - Member of the Management Board Sales

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Frank Notz - Member of the Management Board Sales

"With our broad automation portfolio, we make our customers in a wide range of industries more productive and thus more successful! And, most importantly, we have an exact understanding of their requirements and we can quickly offer the right solution."

Born 12 January 1968 in Metzingen, Germany


Education

  • Studied mechanical and industrial engineering at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences and the Institute of Technology Carlow, Ireland
  • Final degree: graduate engineer/industrial engineer


Professional career

Positions held so far at the Festo Group:

Since 2022 Member of the Management Board Sales

2019–2022 Member of the Management Board Human Resources

2016–2019 Managing Director of Festo Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG

2013–2016 Senior Vice President Business Unit Customer Solutions

2012-2013 Chief Strategy Officer (Shanghai, China)

2010-2013 Head of Corporate Market Management

2007-2010 Head of Marketing Promotion

2004-2007 Head of Sales Coordination Americas

2002-2004 Manager Strategic Products

1998-2001 Head of Industry Segment Food & Packaging

1996–1998 System Planning (Product Management)


1993-1996
Syst AG, Consultant


Memberships and committee work

  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of Stiftung Duale Hochschule BW (DHBW), Stuttgart
  • Member of the General Assembly IHK Region Stuttgart

Dr Jaroslav Patka – Member of the Management Board Operations

Dr Jaroslav Patka – Member of the Management Board Operations

Born 12 February 1974 in Trencin, Slovakia


Education

  • Studied industrial engineering at the University of Žilina
    Major subject: Industrial engineering
  • Final degree: PhD
  • Studied industrial engineering at the Slovak University of Technology in Trnava
  • Major subject: Industrial engineering
  • Final degree: graduate engineer


Professional career

Positions held so far at the Festo Group:

Since 2020 Member of the Management Board Operations


2018–2020
Head of the Global Supply Chain Management Initiative at Schaeffler AG

2016–2020 CEO of the Subregion Central and Eastern Europe at Schaeffler AG

2014–2020 COO of the Region Europe and Subregion India at Schaeffler AG

2009-2014 Plant Manager and Managing Director at Schaeffler Kysuce spol. s.r.o.

2008–2014 Plant Manager and Managing Director at Schaeffler Skalica spol. s.r.o.

2005-2007 Plant Manager FAG Wuppertal

2003-2005 Segment Manager at FAG Wuppertal

1999-2003 Segment Manager at Schaeffler Skalika spol. s.r.o.

1996–1999 Production planning and scheduling at Schaeffler Skalica spol. s.r.o.

Supervisory Board of Festo SE

Dr. Friedrich Eichiner
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Dipl.-Kfm. Curt Michael Stoll
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Dr. Ulrich Stoll
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Ulrich Dietz

Dr. Markus Flik

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Klaus Helmrich

Prof. Dr. Hanns-Peter Knaebel

Dipl.-Kfm. Martin Stoll

Dipl.-Kff. Christina Zügel-Stoll

Festo Didactic SE

The Management Board of Festo Didactic SE

Dr Oliver Niese

Dr Oliver Niese

"As the world's leading solution provider in technical basic and further training, Festo Didactic ensures the employability and productivity of its customers. The learning environments for education and industry unlock the optimal learning potential of learners by combining online learning content and physical learning systems. As an integral part of the Festo Group, the interplay between automation and education is exceptional."

Born 31 August 1970 in Aachen, Germany


Education

  • Studied engineering information at the Technical University of Dortmund
  • PhD: Testing complex systems


Professional career
Positions held so far at the Festo Group:

Since 2022 Chairman of the Management Board at Festo Didactic SE

Since 2021 Head of the Digital Business Unit


2017-2020
Vice President Professional Services North EMEA, SAS Institute GmbH

2010-2016 Senior Director Professional Services DACH, SAS Institute GmbH

2009-2010 Vice President, Attensity Europe GmbH (formerly Empolis GmbH)

2006-2009 Director Business Development, Empolis GmbH, part of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

2004-2005 Project Manager, Empolis GmbH, part of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

2001-2003 Research Assistant Technical University of Dortmund

1999-2001 Consultant and Project Manager, METAFrame Technologies GmbH


Memberships and committee work

  • Management Board at MindSphere World e.V.

Supervisory Board of Festo Didactic SE

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Oliver D. Jung
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Borho
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Dr. Jaroslav Patka