Dr. Keitel graduated in industrial engineering and subsequently earned his PhD and title of Dr.-Ing. at the Technical University of Berlin and also earned an MBA at the École Supérieure de Commerce in Paris. Dr. Keitel joined Voith Hydro in 2010 following stints with the Boston Consulting Group and MAN Ferrostaal AG. At Voith Hydro he was the responsible project manager for the La Muela II, San Esteban II, and Venda Nova II projects. He has held several leadership positions at Voith Hydro since 2011 and was appointed as Head of the Large Hydro New Business Unit in 2014.
Since January 1, 2016, he has been a member of the management board of Voith Hydro, in charge of the division OTC (order to cash) covering operations and project management as well as purchasing.