Resume

Personal Data

Born

April 2, 1942 in Weiden/Bayern

Residence

Ulm, Germany

Vocational Education

1961 - 1965

Degree in Business Administration (“Diplom-Kaufmann”) at Erlangen-Nuernberg University

1966 - 1968

Research assistant to the chair of Prof. Dr. Eugen H. Sieber for Business Administration, with focus on corporate management, Nuernberg.

Doctorate on the Topic of “Die Steuerpolitik der internationalen Unternehmen”. (The tax management of international companies). Winner of the honorary Gerhard-Thoma Award of the Institute of Tax Advisors 1969.

Professional Career

1968 - 1973

Management Consultancy, Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc., Knight, Gladieux & Smith, Duesseldorf

1973 - 1989

Brown, Boveri & Cie. AG (ABB, Mannheim)

  • Consortium Business Manager for a power station in Iran.
  • Managing Director at Busch Jaeger GmbH
  • CEO of the business unit “Low Voltage Switchgear” (400 million Euro turnover)

1989 - 2008

Voith GmbH (AG)

1991 - 1999

  • Chief Financial Officer.
    (1,2 billion Euro turnover in 1991)

2000 - 2008

  • President and CEO
    (5 billion Euro turnover in 2008)

University

Since 2006

Visiting professor for Management of Family Businesses at Leipzig University.

Since 2009

Visiting professor for Strategy and Governance of Family Businesses, at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen.