Management

KraussMaffei is managed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Business operations are managed by the operational business units whose managing directors jointly form the Executive Committee (EC) with the CEO, CFO and COO. The Executive Committee is responsible, for example, for strategic and forward-looking decisions regarding KraussMaffei.

Executive Board

Dr. Frank Stieler

Qualifications: Attorney at Law
Overview of career development:

  • KraussMaffei Group GmbH: Chief Executive Officer (since July 2015)
  • Consultancy Services; Senior Advisor at Sun Capital Partners
  • Hochtief AG: Member of the Executive Board, most recently CEO (until 2012)
  • Siemens AG: different Management positions within the Power Generation Group, after that CEO of the Oil & Gas Division (until 2009)
  • Lurgi Bamag: CEO, additionally Senior Vice President of Azurix Corp. (until 2001)
  • Metallgesellschaft AG: Head of the Executive Office and Senior Vice President (until 1997)
  • Lurgi AG (since April 2014 Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Germany GmbH): Head of Legal Department, most recently Chief Financial Officer (until 1995) of Lurgi Energie und Umwelt GmbH

 

Dr. Harald Nippel

Qualifications: PhD in Business Administration
Overview of career development:

  • KraussMaffei Group GmbH: Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) (since July 2016)
  • ixetic GmbH/Magna Powertrain: CFO (until 2016)
  • BÖWE SYSTEC AG: CFO (until 2010)
  • FAG / Schaeffler Group: different management positions, e.g. Vice President Corporate Controlling at FAG and later CFO Business Unit Aerospace / Superprecision (until 2007)
  • allkauf Group: Manager of Corporate development (until 1999)

 

Dr. Michael Ruf

Qualifications: PhD Electrical Engineering
Overview of career development:

  • KraussMaffei Group GmbH: Managing Director (COO) (since April 2019)
  • Continental AG: different management positions, e.g. Executive Vice President of Business Unit „Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket" (until March 2019)
  • Harman/Becker Automotive: different management posistions, e.g. Head of Product Development Europe (until 2006)
  • Robert Bosch GmbH: Research and pre-development Multimedia (until1999)

 

Executive Committee

Nicolas Beyl

Qualifications: Degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Overview of career development:

  • KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH: Managing Director, President of the Reaction Process Machinery segment of the KraussMaffei Group (since December 2012)
  • KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH: President of the Reaction Process Machinery segment (since February 2012)
  • KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH: Director Technology (until 2012)
  • KraussMaffei AG: Director Business Development Group Strategy (until 2009)
  • The Boston Consulting Group: Principal (until 2006)

 

Nadine Despineux

Qualifications: Business Economist (FH)
Overview of career development:

  • KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH: President Digital Service Solutions (since July 2018)
  • KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH: Vice President Sales, Injection Molding Machinery (unitl June 2018)
  • RollsRoyce Power Systems: Vice President and Head of Marine & Offshore Business (until 2015)
  • MTU Friedrichshafen: different sales and sales management positions (until 2012)

 

Matthias Sieverding

Qualifications: Degree in Manufacturing Engineering
Overview of career development:

  • KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH and KraussMaffei Berstorff GmbH: Managing Director, President of the Extrusion Technology segment of the KraussMaffei Group (since August 2017)
  • Krauss-Maffei Corporation: Vice President Extrusion (until 2017)
  • Pöppelmann Plastic USA: Vice President Production (until 2010)
  • KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH: Sales Director Technologies and Applications Injection Molding Machinery segment (until 2007)
  • KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH: Manager Application Technology Injection Molding Machinery segment (until 2005)
  • KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH: Development engineer Injection Molding Compounder IMC (until 2003)
  • Krauss-Maffei Corporation: Application Engineer Injection Molding Machinery segment (1999 until 2001)