Executive Board

Karl-Heinz Gaubatz

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Member of the Executive Board as CTO since December 2017
Member of the Executive Board also as CEO since October 2018

Areas of responsibility:

  • Project Management Office
  • Product Development Modules
  • Group Chip Development
  • Product Development Automotive Systems
  • Group R&D Excellence / Support
  • Group R&D Manufacturing Technology
  • Development Industrial Electronic Systems International
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Corporate Communication


  • CEO and Head of Component Development, Dräxlmaier
  • Various management positions in the field of electrics / electronics development, BMW

Peter Sontheimer

Chief Sales Officer (CSO)

Member of the Executive Board as CSO since November 2013

Areas of responsibility:

  • Product Management Industry
  • Product Management Automotive
  • Sales Automotive
  • Business Development & Marketing Automotive
  • Sales & Marketing Industry


  • Vice President Strategic Business Development, Vincotech
  • Various management posts with Vincotech in the field of R&D and Marketing

Bernd Enser

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Member of the Executive Board as COO since October 2018

Areas of responsibility:

  • Group Operational Excellence & Quality
  • Group Manufacturing Program Management
  • Group Supply Chain Management
  • Group Production Facilities


  • Vice President Global Automotive, Sanmina
  • Director Global Automotive Operations, Sanmina 

Stephan Schilling

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Member of the Executive Board as CFO since June 2020

Areas of responsibility:

  • Corporate Accounting & Controlling
  • Corporate Taxes & Transfer Pricing
  • Corporate Finance & Insurance
  • Corporate Human Resources
  • Corporate Information Technology
  • Corporate Compliance, Risk & Audit
  • Corporate Legal & Intellectual Property


  • Board member of Rölfs RP AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (auditing company)
  • Various Board and Managing Director positions in finance at several industrial companies