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About us: Executive Board

Executive Board

R. STAHL Business Objectives

The R. STAHL Group's parent company is R. STAHL Aktiengesellschaft. It is subject to German law and is run using the two-tier system, with both an Executive Board and a Supervisory Board.

The Executive Board is comprised of Martin Schomaker (Chairman of the Executive Board) and Bernd Marx. The Executive Board has sole responsibility of running the company and managing the various company divisions. It decides on a business strategy, agrees this with the Supervisory Board and then implements it as effectively as possible. The Supervisory Board consists of nine members, who will monitor and advise.

R. STAHL Unternehmensführung
l. to r. Bernd Marx, Clife Hermanowski, Martin Schomaker, Klaus Jäger, Jonathan Peaurt

The R. STAHL Executive Board

The R. STAHL Executive Board is made up of two members: The Chief Executive Officer, Martin Schomaker, and the Chief Financial Officer Bernd Marx.



R. STAHL: Martin Schomaker

Martin Schomaker (CEO)

Business graduate (BA), Murr

Born in 1956

At R. STAHL since 1991

Member of the Executive Board since 1995 (CEO since 2002)

Responsible for: Sales/Marketing, Technology/Production, Quality Management, Product Management, HR, Internal Auditing and Risk Management departments.

R. STAHL: Bernd Marx

Bernd Marx

Business graduate, Brühl

Born 1963

At R. STAHL since 2004

Member of the Executive Board since 2013

Responsible for: Controlling, Finance, IT, Legal and Compliance, Investor Relations and M&A departments.

Other members of R. STAHL AG's management team include:

Clife Hermanowski: An explosion protection expert with over 30 years' experience in the field. He manages the Production and Technology departments. He has several years of experience working overseas.

Jonathan Peaurt: With a career in sales spanning more than 30 years, R. STAHL's head of Sales and Marketing is also the former CEO of our British subsidiary.

Klaus Jäger: An expert in the human resources management, he has been working at R. STAHL since 2006 and is the head of the HR and Staff Welfare department.

Corporate claim

Managing a global company group such as R. STAHL is an interesting and challenging task. We are therefore completely committed to working effectively as a team. The members of the Executive Board bear joint responsibility for running the company and co-ordinating closely with one another with regard to interdepartmental matters and issues of particular importance. The Executive Board and the Supervisory Board also work closely with one another in the best interests of the company.

At the same time, the R. STAHL Group is also committed to transparency, which not only concerns our employees, but also our shareholders. Every year, all managerial staff in the R. STAHL Group must submit an individual, written declaration to the effect that, they will neither become involved in nor, tolerate any form of corruption.

The R. STAHL Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board, which is composed in accordance with Germany's One-Third Participation Act (DrittelbG), consists of six shareholder representatives and three employee representatives. At least three of the six shareholder representatives come from the family that founded the company. The role of the Supervisory Board at R. STAHL AG is to appoint the company's Executive Board, monitor it as it runs the company divisions and advise it as needed. Heiko Stallbörger is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board.