Management

KraussMaffei is managed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The operational business is managed by the operating business units, whose managing directors form the Executive Committee (EC) together with the CEO and the CFO. The Executive Committee is responsible for KraussMaffei's strategic and forward-looking decisions.

Dr. Michael Ruf

Dr. Michael Ruf

Position: CEO KraussMaffei Group
Education:

PhD Electrical Engineering

Vita:
  • since April 2020: CEO KraussMaffei Group
  • until 2020: COO KraussMaffei Group
  • until 2019: different management positions, e.g. Executive Vice President of Business Unit "Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket" at Continental AG
  • until 2006: different management positions, e.g. Head of Product Development Europe at Harman/Becker Automotive
  • until 1999: Research and pre-development Multimedia at Robert Bosch GmbH
Jörg Bremer

Jörg Bremer

Position: CFO KraussMaffei Group
Education:

International Management and Controlling

Vita:
  • since July 2021: CFO KraussMaffei Group
  • until 2021: Member of Executive Board / CFO Sixt SE
  • until 2018: CFO Brose Fahrzeugteile Business Division Drives
  • until 2015 : CFO North America Brose NA, Auburn Hills MI
  • until 2012: Vice President Controlling and IT at Brose NA, Auburn Hills MI
  • until 2010: Brose: various management positions in Germany, India and Czech Republic

Other members of the Executive Committee

Xiaojun Cui

Xiaojun Cui

Position: Executive Vice President New Machines
KraussMaffei Group China: CEO
Education:

Bachelor of Industry Automation, Dalian University of Technology

Vita:
  • since 2022: Executive Vice President New Machines KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
  • since 2016: CEO KraussMaffei Group China
  • since 2019: Deputy General Manager at KraussMaffei Company Limited
  • until 2016: Managing Director at Dresser-Rand China
  • until 2009: several key global and Asia Pacific roles at Honeywell China
Renzo Davatz

Renzo Davatz

Position: NETSTAL Maschinen AG: CEO
Education:

Electromechanic, Service Technician and professional development in the fields of industrial engineering, quality management and strategic management

Vita:
  • since June 2016: CEO of NETSTAL Maschinen AG (KraussMaffei Group)
  • until 2016: Global Head of Service & Solutions KraussMaffei and NETSTAL (KraussMaffei Group)
  • until 2012: various management positions in technical service within the NETSTAL organization, most recently as Global Head of Service & Solutions NETSTAL (KraussMaffei Group)
Lars Hoppe

Lars Hoppe

Position: Executive Vice President Operations
Education:

Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering, Technical University Munich,  EMBA, Kellog School of Management & WHU Koblenz

Vita:
  • since July 2022: Executive Vice President Global Operations at KraussMaffei Group
  • until June 2022: Vice President of Global Operations at KraussMaffei Group
  • until 2021: Managing Partner at Stratocon Management Consultancy
  • until 2020: Group SVP Head of Operation, Giesecke & Devrient Mobile Security GmbH
  • until 2011: COO Europe and Project Lead Restructuring Supply Chain, DYWIDAG-SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL GmbH
  • until 2009: Director Operation EMEA, KaVo Dental GmbH, Danaher Company
  • until 2008: Director Operation Instruments, KaVo Dental GmbH, Danaher Company
  • until 2006: Plant Manager, Döhler Group Germany
  • until 2004: Various positions in Germany, Mexico, Spain and UK, Procter & Gamble
Klaus Jell

Klaus Jell

Position: Executive Vice President Digital & Service Solutions (DSS) at KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH; Managing Director KraussMaffei Mexico
Education:

Precision engineering (FH)

Vita:
  • since August 2022: Executive Vice President Digital & Service Solutions (DSS) KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
  • since 2017: Managing Director KraussMaffei Mexico; Responsibility for all KraussMaffei activities in Latin America 
  • until 2017: Managing Director KraussMaffei do Brazil 
  • until 2011: Managing Director Netstal Germany 
  • until 1998: Area Sales Manager Netstal 
Nolan Strall

Nolan Strall

Position: President of KraussMaffei Corporation North America (KMC)
Education:

BSc. Industrial Technology Engineering, Ohio University and Business Administration, Ohio University

Vita:
  • since January 2021: President of KraussMaffei Corporation North America (KMC)
  • until 2021: Vice President of Operations & Digital & Service Solutions at KraussMaffei Corporation
  • until 2019: Director Aerospace Business Development at Fives High Precision Machines
  • until 2019: Business Unit Director, Machine Tool Services & Solutions at Fives High Precision Machines
  • until 2016: Plant Manager – Stabilizer Bars NA at Mubea, North America
  • until 2014: Director Operations at Fives High Precision Machines (MAG-IAS)
  • until 2011: Director Production Planning & Control at MAG-IAS, LLC
  • until 2010: Operational Management positions of increasing responsibility at Siemens Industry Inc.