Management & Supervisory Board of PVA TePla AG

Management Board

As a stock corporation, PVA TePla AG operates a dual management system, comprising the Management Board and the Supervisory Board. The members of the Management Board are appointed by the Supervisory Board. The Management Board and Supervisory Board work together closely.

Manfred Bender

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Manfred Bender joined PVA TePla AG as CEO 1st January 2021.

 

  • Résumé
    • CFO at BRAIN AG
    • CEO at Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG

Jalin Ketter

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Jalin Ketter joined the Management Board in June
2020.

  • Résumé
    • Head of Finance at PVA TePla
    • Tax consultant and certified autitor at Ernst & Young

Oliver Höfer

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Oliver Höfer joined the Management Board in December 2013.

  • Résumé
    • Mr. Höfer is responsible in the Board of Management for production, quality management and human resources since December 2013
    • Director of main production site at PVA TePla in Jena
    • Oliver Höfer joined PVA TePla on December 1, 2007
    • Member of management at MAN Group
       

Dr. Andreas Mühe

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Dr. Andreas Mühe joined the Management Board in June 2020.

  • Résumé
    • Managing Director of PVA Crystal Growing Systems GmbH
    • Head of operations and technology at Siltronic
       

The Supervisory Board

Alexander von Witzleben

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Weimar

Member and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PVA TePla AG since June 2004

  • Résumé

    Education

    Graduated with a degree in business management from the University of Passau 

    Professional career

    Since 2015 President of the Administrative Board and CEO of Arbonia AG, Arbon, Switzerland
    Since 2009 President of the Administrative Board Feintool International Holding AG, Lyss, Switzerland

    2007 until 2008

    Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, Duisburg: member of the Management Board 
    1993 until 2007 Jenoptik AG, Jena (D): initially as CFO, and from 2004 onwards as CEO
    1990 until 1993 KPMG Deutsche Treuhand Gesellschaft, Munich, Head of Audit

    Member of the following supervisory bodies

    • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PVA TePla AG
    • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG, Leipzig
    • Member of the Administrative Board of Artemis Holding AG, Aarburg, Switzerland
    • Member of the Supervisory Board of Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, Siegburg
    • Member of the Advisory Board of KAEFER Isoliertechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Bremen

     

Prof. Dr. Markus H. Thoma

Supervisory Board, Schoeffengrund

Member of the Supervisory Board of PVA TePla AG since June 2014

  • Résumé

    Education

    1995 “Habilitation” (University of Giessen, Institute for Theoretical Physics)

    Professional career

    Since 2013 Extraordinary professor at the University of Giessen
    Since 2013: Professor (W3) of Plasma and Astronautics at the University of Giessen
    2001 until 2013 Senior Scientist and Senior Project Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics
    1996 until 2001 Heisenberg Fellow at the University of Giessen, the ECT* in Trento (Italy), the University of Regensburg and CERN (Geneva)
    1995 until 2006 Lecturer (“Privatdozent”) at the University of Giessen
    1996: Substitute Professor at the University of Regensburg

    Supervisory board mandates

    • Member of the Supervisory Board of PVA TePla AG (since 2014)

Prof. Dr. Gernot Hebestreit

Supervisory Board, Leverkusen

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PVA TePla AG since June 2008

  • Résumé

    Education

    July 2017 Conferral of honorary professorship at the University of Münster
    December 1991 Awarded doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) at the University of Cologne
    October 1983 to December 1988 Received a “Dipl.-Kfm.” at the University of Cologne


    Professional career

    Since April 2020 Member of the Management Board of Warth & Klein Grant Thornton AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
    January 2018 to April 2020 Auditor and tax consultant in his own practice
    January 2010 until December 2017 Member of the Global Leadership Team at Grant Thornton International, London – Global Leader Clients & Markets
    July 2006 until December 2009 Managing Partner of Susat & Partner oHG, Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Hamburg
    March 2001 until December 2009 Managing Director and Managing Partner of Grant Thornton GmbH, Hamburg
    December 1988 until June 2006 Employee/Managing Partner of Warth & Klein GmbH, Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Düsseldorf

    Supervisory Board mandates

    June 2007 to present Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PVA TePla AG, Wettenberg
    February 2006 to present Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Comvis AG, Essen
    January 2003 until December 2009 Member of the Board of Governors of Grant Thornton International Limited, London

    Academic activities

    Winter semester 2007/2008 to present Associate Lecturer at the Chair of Business Administration, specializing in International Accounting, of the University of Münster, (Prof. Dr. Kajüter, winter semester)
    1999/2000 to summer semester 2006 Associate Lecturer at the Chair of Business Administration and Auditing of University of Cologne (Prof. Dr. Sieben and Prof. Dr. Kuhner)

Immediate Contact

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PVA TePla AG
Im Westpark 10 - 12
D-35435 Wettenberg

Phone: +49 (0) 641/68690-0
Fax: +49 (0) 641/68690-800