Management

The Corporate Board of Management

Joint Responsibility for Voith

The Corporate Board of Management is responsible for the strategic orientation of the Voith Group and steers the company.

Dr. Hubert Lienhard

President & CEO

Dr. Hubert Lienhard (*1951) has a doctorate in chemistry. He began his career in 1981 with Lurgi GmbH. Between 1989 and 2001 Dr. Lienhard held a range of management posts within the ABB Group, and in 2001 he transferred to Voith and became a member of its Group Management Board. From 2002 until 2008 Dr. Lienhard headed the Voith Hydro group division, and since 2008 he has been Chairman of the Group Management Board.

Dr. Lienhard sits on the supervisory boards of the graphite and carbon specialist SGL Group, the Baden-Württemberg energy supplier EnBW, the precious metals and technology company Heraeus, the engineering conglomerate SMS Group and the intelligent automation solutions supplier KUKA AG. He is a member of the Restricted Management Board of the VDMA, a member of the Board of Directors of the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV), a member of the German-Indian Advisory Group and a member of the German-Chinese Dialogue Forum. On 3 February 2014 Lienhard also took over the chairmanship of the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA).

Dr. Hubert Lienhard (*1951) has been President and CEO since 2008.

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Dr. Toralf Haag

Member of the Corporate Board of Management, responsible for Finance and Controlling

After his degree in Business Administration from the University of Augsburg, continued by a doctorate at the University of Kiel, Dr. Toralf Haag started his career as a personal assistant to the CEO of Thyssen Handelsunion AG in Düsseldorf in 1994.

From 1997 to 1999 he was Director Finance, M&A and Corporate Development of The Budd Company Detroit (USA), a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp, until he was appointed as CEO President Stamping & Frame Division of The Budd Company Detroit in 2000. From 2002 to 2005 he was Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Board at Norddeutsche Affinerie AG (now Aurubis AG) in Hamburg until he followed an appointment as CFO and Member of the Executive Committee of Lonza Group AG in August 2005.

Since October 2016, Dr. Toralf Haag is CFO and Member of the Corporate Board of Management by Voith GmbH.

Dr. Toralf Haag is Member of the Board of Directors of Fr. Sauter AG.

Dr. Toralf Haag (*1966) has been a member of the Corporate Board of Management since 2016, and he is responsible for the Division Finance and Controlling.

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Uwe Knotzer

Dr. Uwe Knotzer 

Member of the Corporate Board of Management, Chairman of the Management Board of Voith Turbo

Uwe Knotzer (*1971) has been a member of the Management Board of Voith GmbH and Chairman of the Management Board of the Group Division Voith Turbo since October, 2015.

After studying process engineering Dr. Uwe Knotzer obtained a doctoral degree at the Institute of Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology at Graz University of Technology in Austria. He started his career at Voith Paper in 2002 in St. Poelten in the Board and Packing division as leader of the Technology Service department. In 2004 he was appointed manager of the AMB business and in 2005 also manager of the CE application department in St. Poelten. From 2008 to 2013 he worked for Voith Paper in China, initially as Vice President Sales for the Rolls Division. One year later he changed to the Management Board of the Voith Paper FRS division in the function as Global Product Manager. 2011 to 2012 he was member of the Management Board of Voith Paper Asia in charge for Asian P&S business. 2012 to 2015 Dr. Uwe Knotzer was a Member of the Management Board of Voith Paper, and he was in charge of the Business Line Products and Services.

On October 13, 2015 Uwe Knotzer was appointed a member of the Corporate Board of Management and Chairman of the Management Board of Voith Turbo.

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Dr. Roland Münch

Member of the Corporate Board of Management, Chairman of the Management Board of Voith Digital Solutions

After studying electrical engineering at The Fridericiana University in Karlsruhe, Dr. Roland Münch worked as a scientific assistant at the Institute for General Electric Engineering and High-Voltage Technology at RWTH Technical University Aachen, where he also obtained his doctorate in 1990.

In 1991 Dr. Münch joined the ABB Group as a design engineer. After various senior positions he was appointed as President of ABB Calor Emag Schaltanlagen AG, Mannheim in 1998. In 1999 he went to ABB Malaysia as CEO und Country Manager.

In 2002 Dr. Münch joined the Voith Paper Management Board, assuming responsibility for the paper technology activities of Jagenberg AG, following the company's acquisition by Voith. In October 2002 he took over as Head of the Business Division Voith Paper Automation. In 2006 he was appointed to the Management Board of Voith GmbH and he has been in charge of the Group Division Voith Hydro since 2008.

Since January, 1, 2016 he has been the Chairmann of the Management Board of the Group Division Voith Digital Solutions

Dr. Roland Münch (*1959) has been a member of the Corporate Board of Management since 2006 and chairman of the Group Division Voith Digital Solutions since 2016.

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Bertram Staudenmaier

Member of the Corporate Board of Management,
Chairman of the Management Board of Voith Paper

After an apprenticeship in metal processing Bertram Staudenmaier studied production technology at Ulm Technical University from 1984. After various posts in industry, for example at BTR/Stowe Woodward AG in Düren and Stowe Woodward North America in Westborough, USA, he moved on to the Xerium Group in 2001, where he was responsible for the entire North America business from 2003.

In 2005 Bertram Staudenmaier joined Voith as a member of the Management Board and assumed responsibility for the "Fabric & Roll Systems“ business within the Group Division Voith Paper. Since July 2014, he has been heading the Group Division Voith Paper as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Bertram Staudenmaier is a board member of the Technical Association for Printing and Paper Technology within the VDMA.

Bertram Staudenmaier (*1961) has been a member of the Management Board of Voith GmbH since 2005 and has been responsible for the Group Division Voith Paper since 2014.

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Uwe Wehnhardt

Member of the Corporate Board of Management, Chairman of the Management Board of Voith Hydro

Being active for Voith since 2007, Uwe Wehnhardt (*1964) today is in charge of Voith Hydro as a member of the Corporate Board of Management.

After studying industrial engineering at Esslingen Technical University, Uwe Wehnhardt joined Procter & Gamble in Crailsheim in 1989 to take up various production-related functions, followed by an appointment as Senior Departmental Manager for HR and Production. He also worked as Plant Manager for Procter & Gamble in Budapest, Hungary, and in Istanbul, Turkey.

In 2002 Uwe Wehnhardt moved to Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG in Winnenden. He started out as Director for Logistics and Production, followed by an appointment as Director Category Management Consumer Products.

In 2007 Uwe Wehnhardt joined Voith Paper Rolls GmbH & Co. KG, Heidenheim as Executive Vice President, in charge of the European market. In 2010, his tasks were extended to also cover the Division Fabrics Europe. Uwe Wehnhardt has been a Member of the Management Board of Voith Hydro since 2011, in charge of Order to Cash, covering Operations and Project Management as well as Purchasing.

Since January 1, 2016, he has been a member of the Corporate Board of Management and chairman of the Management Board of Voith Hydro.

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