The Executive Board of Schaltbau Holding AG was completely re-formed in 2017 and now comprises three highly experienced experts in their respective fields who are fully committed to bringing the Company back on track for success on a sustainable basis.
Dr Bertram Stausberg, born in 1966
Spokesman of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since 1 April 2017
Dr Bertram Stausberg is directly responsible for corporate development, technology, communication and control of the Group’s subsidiaries. Prior to joining Schaltbau in 2017, Bertram gained a wealth of strategic and operational expertise in more than 20 years in the printing industry, where he held various leading operational positions in Bertelsmann’s printing division, most recently as the unit’s CEO. Bertram holds a PhD in mechanical engineering.
Thomas Dippold, born in 1972
Member of the Executive Board, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since 1 January 2017
In his role at Schaltbau, Thomas Dippold is responsible for financial reporting, controlling, treasury, personnel, IT, compliance and risk management. Building on the broad range of responsibility gained in controlling functions at HSBC, controlling consultancy CTcon and glass manufacturer Schott, Thomas was soon given wider commercial responsibility and, after several years of working internationally, most recently he acted as CFO at stationery producer Faber Castell before joining Schaltbau in 2017. Thomas holds a degree in economics and is Master of Business Administration.
Dr Martin Kleinschmitt, born in 1960
Member of the Executive Board, Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) since 9 August 2017
Dr Martin Kleinschmitt’s work at Schaltbau is focused on adapting and implementing the restructuring concept and supporting the Group’s subsidiaries in this endeavour. Martin is also a long-serving partner at the leading corporate law firm Noerr. Before joining Schaltbau, he successfully managed restructuring processes in a number of other companies, beginning in 2002. Martin started his professional career as head of the legal department at stationery manufacturer Herlitz (now part of Pelikan), where he rose quickly through the ranks, finally working as CFO for multiple years. He is a qualified banker and holds a doctorate in law.