Our Management

Dr. Jochen Weyrauch

CEO of Dürr Systems AG

  • Born in 1966

  • Nationality: German

  • Member of the Board of Management of Dürr AG since January 1, 2017; appointed until December 31, 2019

Responsible for:

  • Paint and Final Assembly Systems

  • Clean Technology Systems

  • Information Technology

  • Corporate Development (including M&A)

Positions on statutory supervisory boards:

  • Positions within the Dürr Group

1990 – 1999 Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Frankfurt am Main
Various management positions
Member of the Management Board
1999 – 2002 PhD (Dr.-Ing.)
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 (since 2015)
Independent Consultant
since 2017 Member of the Board of Management of Dürr AG

Senior Executive Management

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, Stuttgart

Dr.-Ing. Hans Schumacher

CEO Division Application Technology

  • Born in 1955

  • Nationality: German

  • Study: Computer Science (Dipl.)

1983 – 1989 University Stuttgart, Institute for control technology of machine tools and production facilities, Stuttgart
Scientific assistant, group manager, manager IT
1990 PhD (Dr.-Ing.)
1989 – 2000 ALSTOM Automation GmbH (former: AEG AG), Böblingen
Manager profit center surface technology, department production automation
2000 – 2016 CEO Dürr Systems GmbH, Stuttgart
CEO Division Application Technology
2010 – 2016 Chairman of the management board of Dürr Systems GmbH, Stuttgart
since 2016 Board of Management of Dürr Systems AG, Stuttgart

Dr.-Ing. 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.-Ing.)
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

Roland Spieß

CEO Dürr Assembly Products GmbH

  • Born in 1969

  • Nationality: German

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

1996 – 1997 Schindler Aufzügefabrik GmbH, Berlin
Career start as a trainee
1997 – 2004 WE MES MA GmbH, Berlin
Sales Machine Tools and Automation Technology, Managing Director in 2000
2004 – 2008 KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg
Key Account Manager Automotive Supplier(Tier 1)
2008 – 2011 KUKA Robotics Corp., Clinton Twp., Mi, USA
Director Key Account Management Tier 1 Americas
2011 – 2018 Kuka Roboter GmbH, Augsburg
Director Key Accunt Management Global Tier 1 following 2014 Vice President Division Metal & Arc Welding
since May 2018 CEO of Dürr Assembly Products GmbH

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, Georgensmünd
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
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