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CORPORATE BODIES.

Central corporate bodies of Bechtle. 

Dr. Thomas Olemotz

Chairman of the Executive Board, Responsible for Controlling and Finance, Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, Central IT, Logistics & Service, Human Resources, and Legal.

Born in 1962, married, two adult children. After completing his studies in business administration, Dr Thomas Olemotz began his career as a research associate at the University of Gießen. Following his doctorate degree, he became the assistant to the board of directors of Westdeutsche Landesbank before serving as head of mergers & acquisitions at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Mittelstandsberatung, a consultancy for medium-sized companies. Dr Olemotz then joined Delton AG, where he was responsible for corporate development. He went on to became a member of the board of directors of Microlog Logistics AG, a company within the same group, where he oversaw finance and human resources. He joined Bechtle AG as CFO in March 2007, becoming Spokesman of the Executive Board in January 2009 and Chairman of the Executive Board in June 2010.

 

Other offices held:

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bechtle E-Commerce Holding AG, Neckarsulm
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bechtle Systemhaus Holding AG, Neckarsulm
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PP2000 Business Integration AG, Stuttgart
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bechtle Managed Services AG, Neckarsulm
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SolidLine AG, Walluf
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AMARAS AG, Monheim am Rhein
  • Chairman of the Management Board of Bechtle Holding Schweiz AG, Rotkreuz

 

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Michael Guschlbauer

Member of the Executive Board, Responsible for the IT System House & Managed Services Segment.

Born in 1964, two children. After his vocational training as an engineer for office and communications electronics, Michael Guschlbauer held various technical and project management positions before working in sales. In 1994 he joined DeTeSystem (later T-Systems), where he began as a sales representative and later assumed diverse management roles. Prior to joining Bechtle, he held an executive position at T-Systems Business Services, overseeing the Large Enterprises, Sales & Service Management division. In January 2008 Mr Guschlbauer became Executive Vice President of Managed Services at Bechtle. A year later, he was appointed to the Executive Board as the member responsible for the Group’s IT System House & Managed Services segment.

 

Other offices held:

  • Member of the Executive Board of Bechtle Systemhaus Holding AG, Neckarsulm
  • Member of the Executive Board of Bechtle Managed Services AG, Neckarsulm
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of PP2000 Business Integration AG, Stuttgart

 

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Jürgen Schäfer

Member of the Executive Board, Responsible for the Bechtle Group's IT E-Commerce Segment and its Brands, Bechtle direct, ARP and Comsoft.

Born in 1958, married, two adult children, degree in business administration. Jürgen Schäfer is a member of the Executive Board of Bechtle AG, whose main office is located in Neckarsulm. He oversees the Group’s IT E-Commerce segment in 14 European countries. Since joining Bechtle in 1988, Mr Schäfer has held various management positions in purchasing & organisation, system houses, logistics & service and e-commerce. In 1993 he spearheaded the expansion of Bechtle direct through the foundation of the brand’s first subsidiary outside Germany, establishing Bechtle as a leading IT partner in Europe.

 

Other offices held:

  • Member of the Executive Board of Bechtle E-Commerce Holding AG, Neckarsulm
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Förderkreis der Hochschule Heilbronn e.V.
  • Chairman of the Management Board of the Gustav Berger Foundation, Heilbronn
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Rixius AG, Mannheim

 

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Supervisory Board of Bechtle AG.

Klaus Winkler

Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Klaus Winkler was born in 1958. After his vocational training as a banker at BW Bank AG, Klaus Winkler completed a business administration degree in Stuttgart. Between 1979 and 1994, he held various positions at BW Bank, eventually serving as Head of Corporate Finance. From 1987 to 1988, Klaus Winkler worked for Credit Suisse First Boston Ltd. in London. He took over the management of BWK GmbH holding company in Stuttgart in 1990. He has been Chairman of the Board of Heller GmbH in Nürtingen since 2003. 

 

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Shareholder Representatives in the Supervisory Board:

  • Kurt Dobitsch, businessman
  • Dr Lars Grünert, CFO
  • Dr Thomas Hess, institute director
  • Sandra Stegmann, consultant
  • Elke Reichart, Chief Digital Officer

 

Employee Representatives:

  • Uli Drautz, commercial manager 
    (Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board)
  • Daniela Eberle, commercial employee
  • Barbara Greyer, secretary of the Baden-Württemberg chapter of the ver.di union
  • Anton Samija, software VIPM
  • Volker Strohfeld, IT service technician
  • Michael Unser, chief authorised representative of the Heilbronn-Neckarsulm chapter of the IG Metall union

Executive Vice Presidents.

Axel Feldhoff

Executive Vice President, Responsible for the Western Region, Bechtle Systemhaus Holding AG.

Born in 1957, two children. After obtaining a degree in business administration, Axel Feldhoff began his career at IBM Germany in a number of management positions in and outside Germany. He was last responsible for IBM’s medium-sized customers in southern Germany. In 1997 Mr Feldhoff became the managing director of Haitec AG and was appointed to the board of directors after the company began publicly trading in 1999. He joined the board of directors at Magirus AG in 2001, where he oversaw sales in Europe and the Middle East. Mr Feldhoff came to Bechtle AG in October 2010 as Executive Vice President for the Group’s IT system houses in the Western Region.

 

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Thomas Jensen

Executive Vice President, Responsible for IT E-Commerce Mediterranean region.

Born in 1973. Thomas Jensen joined the Bechtle AG senior management team in October 2018 and fills the position of Executive Vice President for IT E-Commerce in the Mediterranean region. The experienced IT manager will come to Bechtle from HP Inc., where he most recently worked as Head of Worldwide Channel Sales Strategy. The 44-year-old was responsible for the strategic direction of the Printing and Personal Systems channel division during the separation of Hewlett Packard into HPE and HP Inc. Before Thomas Jensen took up his job at HP’s headquarters in Palo Alto, California, he worked as Director and General Manager of Printing and Personal Systems for the company in Denmark. Thomas Jensen previously held leadership positions at Vestas Wind Systems and A.P. Moller–Maersk in Denmark. He attained his Master of Science in International Business Administration at the University of Aalborg and also completed the executive board programme at the renowned private university INSEAD in France.

 

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Elmar König

Executive Vice President, Responsible for the North-Eastern Region, Bechtle Systemhaus Holding AG.

Born in 1956. After completing his vocational training in industrial business management, Elmar König graduated from the University of Saarbrücken with a degree in business administration. In 1984 he became a partner and branch manager of Data Service Computer Vertriebs-GmbH, a computer sales company in Kaiserslautern and Saarbrücken. From 1989 he served as a partner and the managing director of CompuNet Saarbrücken GmbH before joining CompuNet Hamburg GmbH (later Computacenter) in the same capacity in 1993. In April 2005 Mr König became the managing director of Bechtle’s IT system house in Hamburg. He was appointed Executive Vice President for the North-Eastern Region in March 2009.

 

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Gerhard  Marz

Executive Vice President, Responsible for Public Business, Bechtle AG.

Born in 1956, two children. After obtaining a degree in systems engineering (electrical engineering) at the University of Kaiserslautern, Gerhard Marz joined Siemens as a sales engineer for microprocessors and semiconductors. Almost ten years later, in 1992, he left Siemens to head up the pharmaceutical and medical systems business of one of his previous customers. Mr Marz joined Bechtle’s IT system house Mannheim in 1996, serving as the managing director until 2003. In 2004 he assumed the role of Executive Vice President responsible for Bechtle AG’s business in the public sector.

 

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Alfred Neidhard

Executive Vice President, Responsible for the Southern Region, Bechtle Systemhaus Holding AG.

Born in 1961, two children. Alfred Neidhard followed his vocational training as an assistant tax consultant with a degree in business administration. After an initial position in an auditing office, he went on to become a managing partner of a medium-sized system house. Mr Neidhard joined the Bechtle Group in mid-2000, first as the managing director of Bechtle Logistik & Service GmbH, then as the managing director of the IT system houses in Rottenburg, Stuttgart and Friedrichshafen. He also oversaw Bechtle’s entry into the Austrian market. Mr Neidhard has been the Executive Vice President for the Southern Region since January 2010.

 

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Stefan Sagowski

Executive Vice President, Responsible for the Bechtle Group's Finances.

Born in 1964, one child. Following a degree in economics, Stefan Sagowski began his career at Wollert-Elmendorff (later Deloitte & Touche) as an audit assistant and tax consultant. In 1998 he joined mb Software AG, a listed software company, as a commercial manager and authorised representative, guiding the company in its establishment of a capital market-aligned finance department. Mr Sagowski joined Bechtle AG in 1999 as the assistant to the Executive Board, helping organise Bechtle’s initial public offering and later taking over the Group’s financial leadership. Since March 2004 he has served as the Executive Vice President responsible for the Bechtle Group’s finances.

 

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Oliver Schmidt

Executive Vice President, Responsible for Bechtle Managed Services.

Born in 1968. Mr Schmidt began his career at HP Germany after completing his BA in economics and business administration. After holding various positions, including that of IT manager at a Flextronics subsidiary, Mr Schmidt was employed as IT manager at Philips Böblingen, only to later assume responsibility for the regions of Germany, Austria and Switzerland at their Hamburg branch. As former Member of the Executive Board of AMARAS AG, Mr Schmidt came to Bechtle through the acquisition of this company in 2014. Here, he continued to serve as Member of the Executive Board, as well as Interim Managing Director at one of Bechtle's Swiss companies. On 1 October 2016, Mr Schmidt was appointed to and now serves as Executive Vice President for Bechtle Managed Services.

 

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Andreas Staudigel

Executive Vice President, Responsible for the Central Region and Business Process Solutions, Bechtle Systemhaus Holding AG.

Born in 1959, two children. Following his studies in computer science and business and engineering, Andreas Staudigel co-founded the SAP consultancy that would become Itelligence AG. He served the company for seven years as a partner and senior manager. During this time he was responsible for developing the company’s consulting business as a medium-sized system house. Mr Staudigel then joined the senior ranks of Bertelsmann Arvato, where he headed up the Business Process Solutions segment before becoming a partner at an M&A firm, where he oversaw the acquisition, restructuring and reselling of technology companies. He became the managing director of Bechtle’s IT system house Mannheim in 2010, then assumed the role of Executive Vice President responsible for the Central Region and Business Process Solutions (BPS) in January 2014.

 

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