Management - Gerresheimer
Axel Herberger
Dr. Axel HerbergChairman of the Supervisory Board
 Francesco Grioli
Francesco GrioliDeputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Andrea Abt
Andrea AbtMBA, former Head of Supply Chain Management of the Siemens AG Sector Infrastructure
Heike Arndt
Heike ArndtDeputy Regional District Manager of IG BCE Westphalia
 Dr. Karin Louise Dorrepaal
Dr. Karin Louise DorrepaalConsultant, former Member of the Management Board of Schering AG
 Franz Hartinger
Franz HartingerChairman of the Works Council at Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH
Katja Schnitzler
Katja SchnitzlerGroup Senior Director EHS, CSR, OPEX
 Dr. Peter Noé
Dr. Peter NoéDegree in Business Administration, former Member of the Management Board of Hochtief AG
 Markus Rocholz
Markus RocholzChairman of the Works Council at Gerresheimer Essen GmbH
Paul Schilling
Paul SchillingChairman of the Works Council at Gerresheimer Bünde GmbH
Theodor Stuth
Theodor StuthConsultant, Managing Director hpulcas GmbH, formerly Auditor and Certified Tax Adviser
Udo J. Vetter
Udo J. VetterPharmacist and General Partner of UV-Cap GmbH & Co. KG
Dietmar Siemssen
Dietmar SiemssenChief Executive Officer, Plastics & Devices and Advanced Technologies Division
Dr. Bernd Metzner
Dr. Bernd MetznerChief Financial Officer
Dr. Lukas Burkhardt
Dr. Lukas BurkhardtPrimary Packaging Glass Division
Axel Herberger
Dr. Axel Herberg
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Managing Partner of CCC Investment GmbH

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2014 (previously 2010-2012), elected until 2022

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1958
Nationality: German
Professional qualification: Degree in Mechanical Engineering / Degree in Business Economics

COMMITTEES

Member of

Presiding Committee, Audit Committee, Nomination Committee, Mediation Committee

Dr. Axel Herberg started his career at today's ThyssenKrupp AG and then worked several years as a consultant for McKinsey & Company. He joined the Gerresheimer Group in 1992. From 1996 onwards, Dr. Herberg was a member of the Management Board and CEO between 2000 and 2010. 2010 until 2017 he was partner of The Blackstone Group and responsible for the private equity business for German-speaking regions of Europe. Dr. Axel Herberg is a member of several supervisory boards and entrepreneur.

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of Supervisory Boards according to German legal regulations

  • Leica Camera AG, Germany (no publicly listed company)

Membership of comparable domestic and foreign control boards of economic enterprises

  • European Medco Development 4 S.àr.l., Luxemburg (no publicly listed company)
  • Leica Group (photography and sport optics)
    Lisa Germany Holding GmbH, Germany (no publicly listed company)
  • Vetter Pharma-Fertigungs GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
    (no publicly listed company)
 Francesco Grioli
Francesco Grioli
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Member of the Governing Board of IG Bergbau, Chemie, Energie
Board Division Labour Policy/Members

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2011, elected until 2022

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1972
Nationality: Italian
Professional qualification: Power Electronics Technician

COMMITTEES

Member of

  • Presiding Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Mediation Committee

Francesco Grioli has been working at the IG BCE trade union headquarters since 2001. From 2001 to 2007 he was Head of the Youth/Training Department and Managing Director of Fejo GmbH. From 2007 to 2009 he was Head of the Works Constitution Department. He has been Executive Secretary in Management Division 5 “Wages/Finances” at IG BCE 2009 to 2017. Since 2017 he is member of the Governing Board of IG Bergbau, Chemie, Energie, Board Division Labour Policy/Members.

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of Supervisory Boards according to German legal regulations

  • Continental AG, Germany (publicly listed company)
Andrea Abt
Andrea Abt
MBA, former Head of Supply Chain Management of the Siemens AG Sector Infrastructure

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2015, elected until 2022

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1960
Nationality: German
Professional qualification: Master of Business Administration, Philology

COMMITTEES

Member of

  • Audit Committee

Mrs Andrea Abt started her professional career in the industrial environment at Dornier, a company within the Daimler-Benz group. Among other functions, she was responsible for aircraft sales in Australia/Pacific. In 1996 she joined another Daimler company, which, in early 1997, was acquired by Siemens AG. In the following years, Andrea Abt covered many different, mainly commercial functions in Germany and abroad. For example, as a CFO she formed the regional subsidiary in Italy. From 2011 until December 2014 Andrea Abt was Head of Supply Chain Management (Procurement and Logistics) of the Siemens Sector Infrastructure and Cities. Since 2015 Andrea Abt advises companies and holds supervisory and advisory board memberships.

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of comparable domestic and foreign control boards of economic enterprises

  • Petrofac Limited, Jersey (publicly listed company)
  • Polymetal International plc, Jersey (publicly listed company)
Heike Arndt
Heike Arndt
Deputy Regional District Manager of IG BCE Westphalia

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2017, elected until 2022

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1963
Nationality: German
Professional qualification: Toolmaker

After completing her apprenticeship as a toolmaker and undertaking tasks as a youth and trainee representative, as well as becoming the IG Chemie shop steward in her company, in 1990 Heike Arndt went on to become Trade Union Secretary of IG Chemie, now known as IG BCE. Since then she has worked in various different roles within the organisation, all in the North Rhine Westphalia region. She has been in her current position since November 2012.

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of Supervisory Boards according to German legal regulations

  • Evonik Operations GmbH (Deputy Chairwoman) (no publicly listed company)
 Dr. Karin Louise Dorrepaal
Dr. Karin Louise Dorrepaal
Consultant, former Member of the Management Board of Schering AG

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2012, elected until 2022

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1961
Nationality: Dutch
Professional qualification: Ph.D. Medicine, Master of Arts Degree in Psychology

COMMITTEES

Member of

  • Mediation Committee

Dr. Karin Dorrepaal works as a Consultant to the Life Science Industry. Between 2004 and 2006, she was a Member of the Management Board of Schering AG, Berlin. From 1990 to 2004 she worked as a Management Consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton, Amsterdam and New York. Before this, she was a Ph. D. Research Fellow at The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, from 1985 to 1988.

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of Supervisory Boards according to German legal regulations

  • Paion AG, Germany (Deputy Chairwoman) (publicly listed company)

Membership of comparable domestic and foreign control boards of economic enterprises

  • Triton Beteiligungsberatung GmbH, Germany
    (no publicly listed company)
  • Julius Clinical Research BV, The Netherlands
    (no publicly listed company)
  • Almirall S.A., Spain (publicly listed company)
  • Kerry Group plc, Ireland (publicly listed company)
  • Van Eeghen & Co BV, The Netherlands (no publicly listed company)
  • Intravacc BV, The Netherlands (no publicly listed company)
 Franz Hartinger
Franz Hartinger
Chairman of the Works Council at Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2017, elected until 2022

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1960
Nationality: German
Professional qualification: Master toolmaker

COMMITTEES

Member of

  • Mediation Committee

Franz Hartinger started his professional career in 1977 in the Pfreimd plant with an apprenticeship as a toolmaker. He successfully qualified as a master toolmaker in 1989. He worked in the area of Quality Management for many years and his roles included heading the inspection room. Since 2014, he has been exempted from his role to become Chairman of the Works Council and a member of the Group Works Council.

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of Supervisory Boards according to German legal regulations

  • Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH (no publicly listed company)
Katja Schnitzler
Katja Schnitzler
Group Senior Director EHS, CSR, OPEX

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2016, elected until 2022

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1981
Nationality: German
Professional qualification: Diploma in Business Administration (FH) and Bachelor of Business Administration

COMMITTEES

Member of

  • Audit Committee

After her studies and degrees in business administration in Dresden, Germany, and Arnhem, The Netherlands, Katja Schnitzler started her career as Assistant Manager at KPMG in Dresden and Düsseldorf from 2004 to 2008. From 2008 to 2019, she worked for Gerresheimer AG in Düsseldorf, initially as a Corporate Auditor and later as Group Director Business Excellence and Continuous Improvement. Since 2020 she has been responsible for the areas of work safety, sustainability and operational excellence as Group Senior Director EHS, CSR, OPEX global at Gerresheimer AG.

 Dr. Peter Noé
Dr. Peter Noé
Degree in Business Administration, former Member of the Management Board of Hochtief AG

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2012, elected until 2022

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1957
Nationality: German
Professional qualification: Master of Business Administration

COMMITTEES

Member of

  • Nomination Committee

Dr. Peter Noé was from 2002 to 2011 member of the Management Board of HOCHTIEF AG, as well as from 2009 to 2010 Chairman of the Management Board of Hochtief Concessions AG. Afterwards till his retirement he was chairman of the Supervisory Board. Between 1998 and 2002 Dr. Peter Noé was chairman of the Board of Management of CDRB Holding AG. Before that he held diverse positions in Management Board and Executive Board of Thyssen Group between 1990 and 1998.

 Markus Rocholz
Markus Rocholz
Chairman of the Works Council at Gerresheimer Essen GmbH

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2012, elected until 2022

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1970
Nationality: German
Professional qualification: Maintenance Fitter

COMMITTEES

Member of

  • Presiding Committee
  • Audit Committee

Markus Rocholz completed his apprenticeship as maintenance fitter at Gerresheimer Essen's predecessor company in 1987. Since passing the apprenticeship examination he has held various positions at the Essen plant. Markus Rocholz has been full-time Chairman of the Works Council since 2002  and he is also Chairman of the Gerresheimer Group Works Council.

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of Supervisory Boards according to German legal regulations

  • Gerresheimer Tettau GmbH, Germany
    (no publicly listed company)
Paul Schilling
Paul Schilling
Chairman of the Works Council at Gerresheimer Bünde GmbH

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2017, elected until 2022

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1970
Nationality: German
Professional qualification: Industrial mechanic

Paul Schilling has worked in various roles in the production department at Gerresheimer Bünde GmbH since 2002. He has been a member of the Works Council since 2006, and has been exempted from his role to become Chairman of the Works Council and a member of the Group Works Council of Gerresheimer AG since 2010.

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of Supervisory Boards according to German legal regulations

  • Gerresheimer Bünde GmbH
Theodor Stuth
Theodor Stuth
Consultant, Managing Director hpulcas GmbH, formerly Auditor and Certified Tax Adviser

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2008, elected until 2022

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1953
Nationality: German
Professional qualification: MBA, Auditor and Certified Tax Advisor

COMMITTEES

Member of

  • Audit Committee

Theodor Stuth commenced employment with Deloitte in 1989 as auditor and corporate tax consultant. He then went on to specialize in mergers & acquisitions and restructuring projects and was involved in the development and management of the Mergers & Acquisitions Tax Service Lines. Theodor Stuth was appointed as Director of Deloitte in 1999 and Partner in 2001. He has been working on a self-employed basis since 2008.

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of comparable domestic and foreign control boards of economic enterprises

  • Wickeder Holding GmbH, Germany (no publicly listed company)
  • Wickeder Profile Walzwerk GmbH, Germany
    (no publicly listed company)
  • Linet Group SE, The Netherlands (no publicly listed company)
Udo J. Vetter
Udo J. Vetter
Pharmacist and General Partner of UV-Cap GmbH & Co. KG

Member of the Supervisory Board since: 2007, elected until 2022

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1954
Nationality: German
Professional qualification: Pharmacist

COMMITTEES

Member of

  • Presiding Committee
  • Nomination Committee

Udo J. Vetter was Managing Director of Vetter Injekt System GmbH & Co. KG between 1989 and 2003. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Vetter Group between 1999 and 2003. In 2004 he was appointed as Managing Partner of the UV-Cap GmbH & Co. KG private equity company. Since 2006 he has also been Managing Partner of the real estate holding MMC GmbH & Co. KG. In 2007 he joined the Advisory Board of Vetter Pharma Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG and since 2008 he has been Advisory Board Chairman. In 2007 he was appointed to the Vetter Executive Committee.

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of Supervisory Boards according to German legal regulations

  • ITM AG, Germany
    (Chairman) (no publicly listed company)

Membership of comparable domestic and foreign control boards of economic enterprises

  • Vetter Pharma-Fertigungs GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (Chairman)
    (no publicly listed company)
  • HSM GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (no publicly listed company)
  • Navigo GmbH, Germany (Chairman) (no publicly listed company)
  • OncoBeta International GmbH, Germany (Chairman) (no publicly listed company)
  • OncoBeta GmbH, Germany (Chairman) (no publicly listed company)
  • Paschal India Pvt. Ltd., India (Chairman) (no publicly listed company)
  • Gland Pharma Ltd., India (publicly listed company)
Dietmar Siemssen
Dietmar Siemssen
Chief Executive Officer, Plastics & Devices and Advanced Technologies Division

Member of the Management Board since: 2018
currently appointed to the Management Board until: October 2026

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1963
Nationality: German
Professional qualification: Degree in industrial engineering

Dietmar Siemssen joined Gerresheimer as CEO in November 2018. Since March 2019 he is responsible for Plastics & Devices as well as Advanced Technologies Divisions. Formerly he was CEO of the international automotive supplier Stabilus 2011 until 2018. Thanks to the growth strategy he shaped, along with a major acquisition, revenues of Stabilus grew from around EUR 360m to just under EUR 1bn recently. He led the drive to convert Stabilus into a European public company that has been listed on the SDAX since 2014. After completing his university studies, Dietmar Siemssen worked in various management positions at Continental from 1994 to 2011, ultimately as head of a joint venture between Continental and Nisshimbo in Yokohama, Japan, and as head of the Chassis and Safety division in Asia. Dietmar Siemssen’s studied at TU Munich, KTH Stockholm and TU Darmstadt where he gained a diploma in industrial engineering specializing in mechanical engineering.

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of other Governing Boards (outside the Gerresheimer Group)

  • BFC Fahrzeugteile GmbH, Germany
Dr. Bernd Metzner
Dr. Bernd Metzner
Chief Financial Officer

Member of the Management Board since: 2019
currently appointed to the Management Board until: May 2027

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1970
Nationality: German
Professional qualification: Diploma in Business Administration

Dr. Bernd Metzner joined Gerresheimer as CFO in May 2019. Prior to that he had been Chief Financial Officer of SDAX-listed Ströer SE & Co. KGaA since 2014. From mid-2011 to mid-2014 he served as CFO of the global, family-owned Döhler Group. Dr. Metzner held various management positions in finance at the Bayer Group between 2002 and 2011. Among other roles, he was responsible for coordinating the carve-out and initial public offering of Lanxess, and held the position of CFO at Bayer Italy as well as that of global CFO in Bayer’s Pharmaceuticals Division. He started his career at a law firm. He studied business administration in Siegen, Germany, and completed his doctorate there.

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SUPERVISORY BOARDS

Membership of other Governing Boards (outside the Gerresheimer Group)

  • UniCredit Bank AG (no publicly listed company)
Dr. Lukas Burkhardt
Dr. Lukas Burkhardt
Primary Packaging Glass Division

Member of the Management Board since: 2018
currently appointed to the Management Board until: December 2025

PERSONAL DATA

Year of birth: 1979
Nationality: Swiss
Professional qualification: Master of Science Mechanical Engineering

Lukas Burkhardt is a management board member of Gerresheimer AG since 2018. From 2015 to 2017 he was Chief Operating Officer and member of the Group Management Board of the international Franke Group. From 2007 to 2014, he held various managerial positions within the Rieter Automotive Group, now the Autoneum Group, including six years in China and India. Most recently, he was in charge of all Asian plants as Head of Operations Asia. He began his career at Audi AG in Ingolstadt. Lukas Burkhardt studied mechanical engineering at ETH Zurich, where he also obtained his PhD.

Committees of Supervisory Board

Presiding Committee

Dr. Axel Herberg
Chairman of the
Presiding Committee

Francesco Grioli
Markus Rocholz
Udo J. Vetter

Audit Committee

Theodor Stuth
Chairman of the
Audit Committee

Andrea Abt
Francesco Grioli
Dr. Axel Herberg
Katja Schnitzler
Markus Rocholz

Nomination Committee

Dr. Axel Herberg
Chairman of the
Nomination Committee

Dr. Peter Noé
Udo J. Vetter

Mediation Committee

Dr. Axel Herberg
Chairman of the
Mediation Committee

Dr. Karin Louise Dorrepaal
Francesco Grioli
Franz Hartinger

Contact us!

Do you have any questions? We are happy to help you!

Phone: +49 211 61 81 - 00

Contact Form

Contact jobs & career