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Vorstand

The members of the Executive Board

Christoph Klenk

Christoph Klenk

Chairman
Human resources, communication, quality, information management

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Christoph Klenk has a degree in mechanical engineering, and joined Krones AG in 1994. After spells as Regional Manager Asia/Pacific and Head of Marketing, he was from 2003 to 2011 the Executive Board member in charge of research and development, plus design and divisions. From January 2012 to 31 December 2015, he was responsible on the Executive Board for finances, controlling and information management. On 1 January 2016, Christoph Klenk became Executive Board Chairman of Krones AG, and is now responsible for human resources, communication, quality, compliance, legal matters, corporate development, and information management.

Michael Andersen

Michael Andersen

Finances, controlling, strategic purchasing

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Michael Andersen graduated from the Copenhagen Business School with a degree in economics. He began his career in 1987 with the auditors Arthur Andersen. In 1994 he joined the Carlsberg Brewery, and in 1995 moved to the GEA Group. In 2010, he was appointed to the board of GEA Heat Exchangers, which since 2014 has been owned by the investment company Triton. Since 1 January 2016, Michael Andersen has been responsible on the Executive Board of Krones AG for finances, controlling and strategic purchasing, plus auditing, M&A and investor relations.

Rainulf Diepold

Rainulf Diepold

Sales and Marketing

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After obtaining a degree in economics, Rainulf Diepold joined Krones in 1983 to train as a sales engineer. Following several posts in sales and senior management, he was appointed a permanent member of the Executive Board in 2000.

Thomas Ricker

Thomas Ricker

Bottling and Packaging Equipment

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Thomas Ricker, a mechanical engineering graduate, has been with Krones since 1994 as part of the design and development team, most recently from 2006 until 2011 as a senior department manager and Head of Research and Development. He was appointed to the Executive Board in 2012.

Markus Tischer

Markus Tischer

International Operations and Services

CV

Markus Tischer joined Krones in 1993 after graduating in electrical engineering and information technology. Following a succession of posts in Research & Development and in Finance and Controlling, he has since 2006 been responsible for Lifecycle Service. He was appointed to the Executive Board in 2014.

Ralf Goldbrunner

Ralf Goldbrunner

Plants and Components

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Ralf Goldbrunner, with degrees in mechanical and business engineering, joined Krones in 1999. From 2003 onwards, he was responsible for the production operations in Neutraubling and Nittenau, a remit subsequently expanded to cover all the German plants and international facilities. Most recently, he has also been in charge of Steinecker’s plant as well. He was appointed to the Executive Board in 2014.

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