Management

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

Executive Board

Dr. Michael Ruf

Qualifications: PhD Electrical Engineering
Overview of career development:

  • KraussMaffei Group GmbH: Managing Director CEO (since April 2020)
  • KraussMaffei Group GmbH: Managing Director COO (until March 2020)
  • 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)

 

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)

 

Executive Committee

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)

 

 

Dr. Volker Nilles

Qualifications: Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen, Germany, Industrial Engineering and Dr. rer. pol., TU Munich, Germany
Overview of career development:

  • KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH: Managing Director, President of the Injection Molding Machines Segment (since January 2020)
  • Kleemann GmbH (Wirtgen Group): Managing Director, CEO  (until 2019)
  • Bosch Rexroth AG: Vice President, Technical Plant Manager (until 2010)
  • ThyssenKrupp MetalCutting GmbH: various management positions, e.g. Vice President Purchasing, Production and Logistics (until 2005)
  • TU Munich: Department Manager Innovation management and Development (until 2001)