Voith Turbo Board of Management
Member of the Corporate Board of Management,
President & CEO Group Division Turbo
Cornelius Weitzmann studied industrial engineering at Karlsruhe in Germany and Seville in Spain. He then worked as a project leader and member of the management for a well-known German management consultancy firm from 2002 onwards.
In 2007, Weitzmann moved to Voith, where he took up a management position in strategic planning. 2009, he became Managing director at Voith Paper Inc. in Appleton, USA and in 2011, he was appointed President of Fabric & Roll Systems EMEA.
As a member of the Management Board of Voith Turbo, Cornelius Weitzmann was responsible for the Power, Oil & Gas Division from April 2015, before taking over as Head of the Division Mobility in June 2016.
Since June 1, 2021 Cornelius Weitzmann is a member of the Corporate Board of Management and President & CEO of Voith Turbo.
Dr. Stefan Hofmann
CFO Group Division Turbo
Dr. Stefan Hofmann studied business administration at EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht in Oestrich-Winkel and received his doctorate in management control and strategy.
He has been with Voith since 2007 in various functions, including positions with Voith’s Group strategy department and various roles in finance.
In 2018 he became CFO of Voith Paper in North America and joined Voith Turbo as SVP & CFO VT Mobility in April 2020.
Since May 2022, he has been a Member of the Board of Management of Voith Turbo and is responsible for Finance and Controlling.
Dr. Gregor Wiche
CTO Group Division Turbo
Dr. Gregor Wiche studied Microsystemtechnology at the University of Freiburg, Germany and at the Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA. He also holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the TU Berlin and a business degree from the FernUniversity in Hagen. He started his career at an international consulting firm where he focused mainly on operations topics such as manufacturing and supply chain management across different industries.
In 2011, Gregor Wiche joined Voith Paper in Heidenheim as project leader for the restructuring of the Group Division. In 2013 he joined the management team of the Products & Services Division where he was responsible for Global Operations and after 2015 for the region Asia Pacific, being located in Shanghai.
As of May 2019 Dr. Wiche switched to Voith Turbo taking responsibility of Asia Pacific for the Division Mobility. He relocated back to Germany in 2021 and took charge of Global Product and Key Account Management.
On September 1, 2021, Gregor Wiche became a member of the Board of Management of Voith Turbo as CTO and head of Product & Production Technology.
Dr. Ralf Geßlein
CEO Division Industry
Dr. Ralf Geßlein studied electrical engineering (specializing in power engineering) at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich and received his doctorate in control engineering.
From 2005, he worked for Siemens in various functions, including Vice President Product Management Large Drives Industry, Senior Vice President Drive Systems and Executive Vice President Oil & Gas and Process Industries.
Most recently, as CEO, he was responsible for Siemens' global wind generator business, which he integrated into the Flender Group in 2020 and successfully continued.
He has been a member of the Management Board of Voith Turbo since May 2022 and heads the Industry Division.
CEO Division Mobility
Martin Wawra joined the Voith Group in 1994 as an international sales engineer after studying mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart.
From 2001, he was Managing Director of Voith Turbo Scharfenberg GmbH & Co. KG in Salzgitter and has been part of the Voith Turbo management team.
Since 2011, he was responsible in various management positions for the successful development of production and construction in China along important growth projects. He also headed sales for the Mobility division throughout Asia.
He has been a member of the Management Board of Voith Turbo since June 2021 and heads the Mobility Division.
CEO Division Off-Highway
Erich Hofer studied Business Administration with a specialisation in Finance & Controlling at the Hochschule für Wirtschaft in Zurich. He also completed an MBA in Corporate Finance & Strategy at the University of Chicago.
Erich Hofer's first milestone was as Group CFO of the Schneeberger technology group. As an active member of the board of directors of a US investment company, he also supported companies and start-ups in the oil & gas, underground mining and technology sectors.
With a short interruption, Erich Hofer has now been working for ARGO-HYTOS in various positions for over 10 years.
In 2017 he took over the position of CFO of the ARGO-HYTOS Group and in 2021 the dual role of CEO & CFO.
In 2023, he handed over the CFO function to his successor and from then on focused on his CEO role at ARGO-HYTOS Group AG.