SUPERVISORY BOARD

The Supervisory Board is convinced that Dr.-Ing. Klaus Probst, Wolfram Hatz, Ingrid Hunger, Dr. Peter Merten, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Birgit Vogel-Heuser and Dr. Bernhard Wankerl are independent within the meaning of the German Corporate Governance Code.

Dr.-Ing. Klaus Probst

Dr.-Ing. Klaus Probst
Shareholder Representative


Chairman of the Supervisory Board since May 26, 2011,
Member of the Supervisory Board since Feb. 17, 2006,
Elected until Annual General Meeting 2020
Place of residence:Heroldsberg
Profession:former CEO of LEONI AG, Nuremberg
Date of birth:1953
Nationality:German
Marital status:Married, 2 children

Member of the following Supervisory Board committees: Nominating Committee
Audit Committee
Personnel and Mediation Commitee
Strategy Committee

Members of the statutory supervisory boards or comparable domestic or non-domestic governance bodies of other corporations:
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Leoni AG, Nuremberg
Member of the Advisory Board of Lux-Haus GmbH & Co., Georgensmünd
Member of the Supervisory Board of Zapp AG, Ratingen
Member of the Advisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG, Munich (region south)
Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board of Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG, Nuremberg
Chairman of the Advisory Board of Richard Bergner Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Schwabach

Education

1975 - 1980Studied chemical engineering in Erlangen
1980 - 1982Completed doctorate in engineering on formal kinetic analysis of complex reaction systems”

Professional background

1980 - 1989Planning engineer and then head of the planning and operations department in the power station industry at 
Großkraftwerk Franken AG, Nuremberg
1989 - 1997Plant manager at LEONI AG, Roth
1997 - 2002Member of the Executive Board of LEONI AG, Nuremberg
2002 - 2015 Chief Executive Officer of LEONI AG, Nuremberg
Since June 2015 Supervisory and advisory activities in various companies
Horst Ott

Horst Ott,
Employee Representative

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board since Sept. 25, 2012,
Member of the Supervisory Board since July 30, 2012,
Elected until Annual General Meeting 2020
Place of residence:Königstein
Profession:1st Representative of IG Metall Lübeck-Wismar
Year of birth:1966
Nationality:German
Marital status:Married, 2 children

Member of the following Supervisory Board committees:Standing Committee
Strategy Committee

Member of the statutory supervisory boards or comparable domestic or non-domestic governance bodies of other corporations: Member of the Supervisory Board of Luitpoldhütte AG, Amberg (until December 31, 2015) Member of the Supervisory Board of Christophorus Holding GmbH, Weiden (from January 7, 2016)

Education

• Apprenticeship as machine fitter
• Graduate of the Labor Academy of the University of Frankfurt/Main

Professional background

• Apprenticeship as machine fitter at RENK AG in Augsburg
• Repair fitter at RENK
• Intern at IG Metall in Augsburg
• Labor Academy of the University of Frankfurt/Main
• Secretary at IG Metall Amberg
• 2. Representative of IG Metall Lübeck-Wismar
• 1. Representative of IG Metall Lübeck-Wismar
Andrea Elsner

Andrea Elsner,
Employee Representative

Member of the Supervisory Board since May 20, 2015,
Elected until Annual General Meeting 2020
Place of residence:Ebermannsdorf
Profession:Industrial business management assistant
Year of birth:1979
Nationality:German
Marital status:single, 2 children

Member of the following Supervisory Board committees: Audit Committee

Member of the statutory supervisory boards or comparable domestic or non-domestic governance bodies of other corporations: ./.

Education

1991 - 1995Dr.-Johanna-Decker School, Amberg
1995 - 1997Senior college, Amberg
1997 - 2000Industrial business management assistant traineeship, Grammer AG

Professional background

2000 - 2001Internal sales force Seating Systems, Grammer AG, Haselmühl
2001 - 2007Internal sales force Automotive, Grammer AG, Immenstetten
From 2007Full-time member of the employee representative council, Grammer AG
Tanja Fondel, M.A.

Tanja Fondel, M.A.
Employee Representative

Member of the Supervisory Board since Feb. 8, 2014,
Elected until Annual General Meeting 2020
Place of residence:Frankfurt am Main
Profession:Trade union secretary, IG Metall Management Board
Year of birth:1976
Nationality:German
Marital status:Single

Member of the following Supervisory Board committees: -

Member of the statutory supervisory boards or comparable domestic or non-domestic governance bodies of other corporations: -

Education

Studied politics and German literature at Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

Professional background

Since 2007Political secretary of IG Metall Bavaria, Munich
From 2009IG Metall management board, Frankfurt am Main, responsible for operations and sector policies
Dipl.-Betriebswirt (FH) Wolfram Hatz

Dipl.-Betriebswirt (FH) Wolfram Hatz,
Shareholder Representative

Member of the Supervisory Board since June 30, 2000,
Elected until Annual General Meeting 2020
Place of residence:Ruhstorf a. d. Rott
Profession:Self-employed businessman
Shareholder and chairman of the advisory council of Motorenfabrik Hatz GmbH & Co. KG (from November 1, 2016) Ruhrstorf a. d. Rott
Year of birth:1961
Nationality:German
Marital status:Married, 3 children

Member of the following Supervisory Board committees: Nominating Committee
Audit Committee

Members of the statutory supervisory boards or comparable domestic or non-domestic governance bodies of other corporations: Member of the Advisory Board of Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main

Education

Until 1978Metten High School
1978 - 1980Passau Senior College
1981 - 1985University of Landshut (degree in business administration)

Professional background

1985 - 1989Loan risk management, Dresdner Bank, Munich
1989 - 1990Management assistant, Hurth, Munich
1990 - 1995Head of personnel at Motorenfabrik Motorenfabrik Hatz GmbH & Co. KG, Ruhstorf a. d. Rott
Since 1996Managing shareholder of Motorenfabrik Hatz GmbH & Co. KG and Hatz Holding GmbH, Ruhstorf a. d. Rott
TMartin Heiß

Martin Heiß,
Employee Representative

Member of the Supervisory Board since May 20, 2015,
Elected until Annual General Meeting 2020
Place of residence:Sulzbach-Rosenberg
Profession:Management assistant for data processing
Year of birth:1971
Nationality:German
Marital status:Married, three children
Member of the following Supervisory Board committees: Audit Committee
Member of the statutory supervisory boards or comparable domestic or non-domestic governance bodies of other corporations: No further offices
Education
1990School leaving certificate HCA-Gymnasium Sulzbach-Rosenberg
1991 - 1993Studied computer science at Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen
1993 - 1995Traineeship as a management assistant for data processing
Professional background
1995 - 2003System programmer at NMH Stahlwerke GmbH in Sulzbach-Rosenberg
2003 - presentSpecialist in SAP and document management in Group IT at Grammer AG
Lic. oec. HSG Ingrid Hunger

Lic. oec. HSG Ingrid Hunger,
Shareholder Representative

Member of the Supervisory Board since Aug. 22, 2011,
Elected until Annual General Meeting 2020
Place of residence:Lohr am Main
Profession:Chief executive officer of Walter Hunger GmbH & Co. KG and majority shareholder of the Hunger Hydraulik Group, Lohr am Main
Year of birth:1952
Nationality:German
Marital status:Single

Member of the following Supervisory Board committees: -

Member of the statutory supervisory boards or comparable domestic or non-domestic governance bodies of other corporations: No further offices

Education

1967 - 1975Apprenticeship as machine fitter and industrial clerk
1975 - 1979Studied business administration at the University of St. Gallen

Professional background

1979 - 1981Management assistant, Robert Bosch GmbH, Berlin
1981 - 2008Deputy to the managing shareholder of Walter Hunger KG, Hydraulikzylinderwerk, Lohr/Main
Commercial management responsible for finance, accounting and human resources as well as IT and organization
Holder of general signing powers
Since 2009Management chairperson of Walter Hunger GmbH & Co. KG, Hydraulikzylinderwerk, Lohr/Main
Since 1982
Simultaneously:
Managing majority shareholder of other HUNGER Group companies
Dipl.-Betriebswirt (FH) Harald Jung

Dipl.-Betriebswirt (FH) Harald Jung,
Employee Representative

Member of the Supervisory Board since Dec. 22, 2011,
Elected until Annual General Meeting 2020
Place of residence:Nabburg
Profession:Vice President Division Controlling Consoles & Armrests, GRAMMER AG
Year of birth:1970
Nationality:German
Marital status:Married

Member of the following Supervisory Board committees: -

Member of the statutory supervisory boards or comparable domestic or non-domestic governance bodies of other corporations: No further offices

Education

1987State secondary school of Nabburg (“Mittlere Reife”)
1987 - 1990Bank traineeship
1990 - 1991Schwandorf college (“Fachhochschulreife”)
1991 - 1992National service
1992 - 1996Regensburg University of Applied Sciences (Dipl. Betriebswirt (FH))

Professional background

1997Controller (new vehicles), Ernst Willner GmbH & Co. KG (Opel dealer ), Ingolstadt
1997 - 1999Controller, INOTECH Kunststofftechnik GmbH, Nabburg
2000 - 2005Controller, Faurecia Autositze GmbH & Co. KG, Neuburg/Donau from 2002 as head of controlling
2005 - 2009 Business Unit Controller (Truck) / R&D controlling, GRAMMER AG
2010PMS Controller (Truck), GRAMMER AG
From 2011Division Controller (Consoles), GRAMMER AG
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Birgit Vogel-Heuser

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Birgit Vogel-Heuser,
Shareholder Representative

Member of the Supervisory Board: since July 26, 2017
Elected until Annual General Meeting 2020
Place of residence: Garching
Profession: Electrical engineer, professor
Year of birth: 1961
Nationality: German
Marital status: Married
Member of the following Supervisory Board committees: -
Member of the statutory supervisory boards or comparable domestic or non-domestic governance bodies of other corporations: Member of the supervisory board of SMS group GmbH, Dusseldorf and SMS Holding, Dusseldorf (since April 2016)
Member of the supervisory board of HAWE Hydraulik SE, Aschheim, Munich (since May 01, 2018)
Education
1982 - 1987Studied engineering at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at RWTH University Aachen
1987 - 1991 Research assistant and postgraduate doctorate studies (doctor of engineering) at the Faculty of Engineering at RWTH University Aachen
Professional background
1991 - 1996 Head of department at G. Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH
1996 - 2000Central department head / technical director at ATR Industrie-Elektronik GmbH
1996 - 1998Professor and chair of Automation Technology at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hagen
2000Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Head of interfaces
2000 - 2006Professor and head of the Department of Automation Technology / Process Informatics at the School of Electrical, Information and Media Engineering of Wuppertal University
2006 - 2009Professor and head of the Department of Embedded Systems, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Kassel
Since 2009Full professor of automation and information systems, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Munich
Dr. Peter Merten

Dr. Peter Merten,
Shareholder Representtive

Member of the Supervisory Board since May 20, 2015,
Elected until Annual General Meeting 2020
Place of residence:Herrsching
Profession:Member of the Management Board of Rheinmetall Automotive AG (former KSG AG), Neckarsulm
Year of birth:1954
Nationality:German
Marital status:Widowed

Member of the statutory supervisory boards or comparable domestic or non-domestic governance bodies of other corporations: Member of the Advisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG, Mannheim
Member of the Advisory Board of KAMAX Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Homberg (Ohm)

Education

1975 - 1979Studied law at the University of Mannheim (Degree: “Dipl.-Kaufmann”)
1979 - 1985Doctorate in economics (Dr. rer pol), completed at the University of Mannheim
1985 - 1986Guest professor at the Alfred P. Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (Mass.)

Professional background

1986 - 1994 Mercedes Benz AG and Daimler Benz AG

Most recent function: Head of Group controlling/reporting
Daimler Benz AG in Stuttgart
1994 - 2000Commercial director, Dornier Medizintechnik GmbH, from 1996 under the new shareholder Shareholder Singapore Technologies in Weßling
2000 - 2002Joined Rheinmetall AG as the management chairman at Henschel GmbH and deputy management chairman of KUKA Wehrtechnik GmbH in Kiel
2002 - presentMember of the Management Board Finance/Controlling, IT, KSPG AG in Neckarsulm
Lars Roder

Lars Roder,
Employee Representative

Member of the Supervisory Board since Sept. 17, 2014
Elected until Annual General Meeting 2020
Place of residence:Fensterbach
Profession:Mechanical engineering technician
Year of birth:1967
Nationality:German
Marital status:Married

Member of the following Supervisory Board committees: -

Member of the statutory supervisory boards or comparable domestic or non-domestic governance bodies of other corporations: No further offices

Education

1977 - 1982Kümmersbruck secondary school; qualifying school leaving certificate
1982 - 1985Apprentice retail merchant, Coop Glückauf, Amberg
Examination of the chamber of commerce: sales assistant
1990 - 1992Retrained as an industrial mechanic specializing in operations technology, GRAMMER AG
2000 - 2004Attended night school at bfz Berufliche Fortbildungszentren der Bayerischen Wirtschaft gGmbH, Amberg to complete school leaving certificate and to qualify to become a state-accredited technician specializing in mechanical engineering

Professional background

1985 - 1989Metalworking shop, GRAMMER Sitzsysteme GmbH
1990 - 2000Prefabrication/financial assembly, GRAMMER AG
2000 - 2014Industrial engineering, GRAMMER AG/GRAMMER Technical Components GmbH
From April 2014Chairman of the employee representative council, GRAMMER AG
Dr. Bernhard Wankerl

Dr. Bernhard Wankerl,
Shareholder Representative

Member of the Supervisory Board since Nov. 4, 2003
Elected until Annual General Meeting 2020
Place of residence:Bodenwöhr
Profession:Attorney, law firm Dr. Wankerl and colleagues, Schwandorf
Year of birth:1959
Nationality:German
Marital status:Married

Member of the following Supervisory Board committees: Nominating Committee
Audit Committee

Members of the statutory supervisory boards or comparable domestic or non-domestic governance bodies of other corporations: No further offices

Education

1979 - 1984Studied law at the University of Regensburg
1986Completed doctorate of law
1987Second state legal examination in Bavaria

Professional background

Since 1988Independent lawyer in Schwandorf
Since 1995Member of Supervisory Boards of various companies
Since 2008Specialist in bank and capital market law