Group photo of the Marquardt Group Executive Board, from left: Dr. Kristjan Ambroz, (Chief Officer Mechatronic Devices), Dr. Harald Marquardt (CEO), Jochen Becker (Chief Operating Officer).

    Marquardt Management Team

    Dr. Harald Marquardt, CEO of the Marquardt Group, in portrait.

    Dr. Harald Marquardt

    Chief Executive Officer

    Dr. Harald Marquardt (63) studied Business Administration at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich after completing training to become a banker. After holding several positions at Osram GmbH – including that of Finance Director at the English subsidiary in London – he joined the Managing Board of Marquardt GmbH based in Rietheim-Weilheim in 1996 as a representative of the third generation. In 1997, he completed a PhD to become a doctor of economics and business administration (Dr. rer. pol.) at the University of Stuttgart. Since 2015 he has been serving as the CEO of the whole Marquardt Group.

    Dr. Harald Marquardt is Deputy Chairman of the Board of Südwestmetall (the Association of the Metal and Electronics Industry in Baden-Württemberg) and Vice-President of the Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CIC). Acting as a Treasurer he is Board Member of the German-Arab Friendship Association (DAFG) and a long-standing Board member of the Baden-Württemberg Center for Rationalization and Innovation of the German Economy.

    Portrait photo of Björn Twiehaus, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Marquardt Group since April 1, 2024.

    Björn Twiehaus

    Deputy Chief Executive Officer

    Björn Twiehaus (46) studied mechanical engineering in Osnabrück with a focus on production technology and also completed a degree in economics. In 2002, he joined the automotive supplier Hella GmbH & Co. KG – part of Forvia SE since 2022. Starting as an engineer in production, Björn Twiehaus held several management positions in production, sales and product and program management in the years that followed. In 2020, he took over the management of the Electronics division and in this function also became a member of the Hella Group Management Board. In spring 2024, he joined the Executive Board of the Marquardt Group. In his role as Deputy CEO, Björn Twiehaus is responsible for the company's automotive division. He will take over as CEO from Dr. Harald Marquardt at the beginning of 2025.

    A portrait of Dr. Kristjan Ambroz, Chief Officer Mechatronic Devices of the Marquardt Group.

    Dr. Kristjan Ambroz

    Chief Officer Mechatronic Devices

    After obtaining his doctorate in economics, Dr. Kristjan Ambroz (44) taught and conducted research at the Institute of Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen. In 2006, he started his career in the private economy sector. Initially, he worked for the management consultancy Vanguard Strategy in London, later (2010) he worked for Continental AG. There, Dr. Kristjan Ambroz served as Managing Director of various subsidiaries. Most recently, he was responsible for the country organization of the Tire Division in Russia as General Director. In spring 2023, he joined the Executive Board of the Marquardt Group. As Chief Officer Mechatronic Devices, he is responsible for sales and business development in industries such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning, white goods, cleaning equipment, power tools and industrial applications.

     

    Jochen Becker, Chief Operating Officer of the Marquardt Group, in portrait.

    Jochen Becker

    Chief Operating Officer

    After studying Mechatronics at Furtwangen University, Jochen Becker (51) began his career at Marquardt in 1998. He started out working as a graduate engineer in the device microswitches development segment. From 2006 onward, he was team leader in automotive switches and systems development. 2007 saw him join Marquardt Switches, Inc. – Marquardt’s North American subsidiary based in Cazenovia – as General Manager. Up until the end of 2016, he was responsible for the entire North America region as Vice-President. As Chief Operating Officer, Jochen Becker has been responsible for all of the company’s production operations since 2017.

    Robert Schutt

    Chief Financial Officer

    Robert Schutt (54) studied mechanical engineering and economics at RWTH Aachen University. After graduating in 1998, he joined the Thyssen Group as Manager Capital Investments. In the following years, he held various management positions in different business units and subsidiaries of the ThyssenKrupp Group as well as at the Leistritz Group. In 2015, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer for the European business of TK Elevator. In this position, he was responsible for Finance and Controlling as well as Purchasing, IT, Legal and Compliance. Robert Schutt moved to the Marquardt Group in 2024. As Chief Financial Officer, he is primarily responsible for Finance and Controlling, Purchasing and IT.

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    Schloss-Straße 16
    78604 Rietheim-Weilheim
    Germany

    Phone +49 74 24 / 99-0
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