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Top Management

Dr. Jochen Weyrauch

CEO of Dürr Systems AG

  • Born in 1966

  • Nationality: German

  • Study: Industrial Engineering and Management

1990 – 1999 Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Frankfurt am Main
Various management positions
Member of the Management Board
1999 – 2002 PhD (Dr.)
1999 – 2003 Turbo-Lufttechnik GmbH (TLT), Zweibrücken & Cleveland, Ohio
President & CEO
2003 – 2005 Carl Schenck AG, Darmstadt
Member of the Management Board/COO
2006 – 2014 Schenck Process Holding GmbH, Darmstadt
President & CEO
2014 – 2016 Endurance Capital AG, Munich
Senior Partner
Independent Consultant
since 2017 Member of the Board of Management of Dürr AG

Bruno Welsch

CEO Division Paint and Final Assembly Systems

  • Born in 1966

  • Nationality: German

  • Education: Electrician and Systems informatics technician

1985 – 1995 Various positions at Zertz + Scheid Ingenieurgesellschaft
in electrical hardware design and software development, among others
1996 – 2000 Career start at Dürr
electrical hardware design and software development
2000 – 2001 Team leader
software development
2002 – 2005 Project manager
2005 – 2008 Managing Director of Dürr de México S.A. de C.V.
2008 – 2010 President of Paint and Final Assembly Systems of Dürr de México S.A. de C.V. and
Vice President of Paint and Final Assembly Systems North America
2010 – 2018 President & CEO of Dürr Systems North America (Canada, USA, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador)
since August 2018 CEO of the Paint and Final Assembly Systems division and
member of the Board of Management of Dürr Systems AG

Dr. Lars Friedrich

CEO Division Application Technology

  • Born in 1971

  • Nationality: German

  • Study: Physics and Business Administration

1996 – 1999 CREOL Fellowship, University of Central Florida, USA
1999 Ph.D. Physics
1999 – 2000 Ciena Corp, Hanover, Maryland, USA
Lead Engineer
2000 – 2008 Adva Optical Networking SE, Munich
various management positions (incl. Vice President Technology/Strategy, Vice President Product Line)
2009 – 2015 JDS Uniphase Corp., Miliptas, California, USA
Vice President and General Manager in various business units
2015 – 2018 Sick AG, Reute
Chairman Division Identification & Measuring
Member of the Sick Management Board
Co Head Sick Industry 4.0 Initiative
since October 2018 Member of the Board of Management Dürr Systems AG, Bietigheim-Bissingen
from January 2019 CEO Division Application Technology

Dr. Daniel Schmitt

CEO Division Clean Technology Systems

  • Born in 1970

  • Nationality: German

  • Study: Chemical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.)

1997 – 2002 University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe, Engler-Bunte-Institute, Karlsruhe
Research Associate
2002 PhD (Dr.)
2002 – 2008 Freudenberg Vliesstoffe KG, Weinheim
various management positions
(incl. Head of Sales Industrial Filtration Germany/Scandinavia, Filter division)
2008 Freudenberg Nonwovens (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg
General Manager, Filter division
2009 – 2010 Freudenberg Filtration Technologies (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg
Managing Director and Site Executive Officer
2011 – 2017 Freudenberg Filtration Technologies SE & Co. KG, Weinheim
Head of Industrial Filtration Europe as well as Global Vice President Industrial Filtration
since July 2017 CEO Clean Technology Systems division
since March 2020 Member of the Board of Management of Dürr AG

Thomas Kolb

CEO Dürr Assembly Products GmbH

  • Born in 1965

  • Nationality: German

  • Study: Electrical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.)

1991 – 2001 Komeg / Schenck Komeg GmbH, Eppelborn
Software Design Engineer
2002 – 2003 Schenck Final Assembly Products GmbH, Püttlingen
Manager Software Engineering
2003 – 2005 Schenck Final Assembly Products GmbH, Püttlingen
Manager Software Engineering and Commissioning
2005 – 2015 Dürr Assembly Products GmbH, Püttlingen
Manager Operations
2015 – 2019 Managing Director of Dürr Assembly Products GmbH, Püttlingen
since January 2020 CEO of Dürr Assembly Products GmbH, Püttlingen

Bernd Preißler

CEO Dürr Somac GmbH – Filling Technology

  • Born in 1955

  • Nationality: German

  • Study: Mechanical Engineering

1980 – 1985 Research and development in the field of mechanical engineering
1985 – 1990 Sachsenring Zwickau (nowadays VW plant Zwickau)
Various management positions
1990 – 1991 JV Kunststoffwerke, Georgensgmünd
Head of the design department
1992 – 2004 KOMEG Somac GmbH, Schenck Somac GmbH, Dürr SomacGmbH
Managing Director Sales, After Sales Service and Project Management
since July 2004 CEO of Dürr Somac GmbH