Dr.-Ing. Stefan Hauk

born in 1967

A-level at the
Liebig-Gymnasium Gießen

Degree in Mechanical
Engineering at the
Technical University Darmstadt

Dissertation in Production
Technology at the
Technical University Darmstadt

Longstanding experience as
Head of Technology (CTO)
and Chairman (CEO)
of medium-sized, global
automotive suppliers


Herzing + Schroth GmbH & Co KG in 63179 Obertshausen

Head of Press Shop

  • Coordination of labor force and machine utilization
  • Anchoring of Continous Improvement Thinking in daily work routines
  • Team member in combined product- and process development
Westfalia Metal Hoses GmbH in 57271 Hilchenbach 

Managing Director

  • Management and expansion of global technical team
  • Installation of teams and ressources for product development and product validation
  • Foundation of production sites (USA, China, India, Brazil)

Chairman of the Managing Board

  • Strategy development and –implementation for the global Group of Companies
  • Extension of product portfolio with future market- and customer requirements as basis
  • Development and implementation of efficient processes to facilitate global sales- and company growth
Heitkamp & Thumann GmbH & Co. KG in 40212 Düsseldorf


  • Strategic lead in cooperation with the members of the Group Executive Committee

Selected project experience:

  • Development  of a core product in cooperation with Global Lead Customers
  • Standardization and global roll-out of an internally developed, automated production process
  • Foundation, customer approval and production ramp-up of new locations in USA and China
  • Strategy development and implementation of a global growth strategy
  • Technology Roadmapping as part of strategy development
  • Preparation and support in realization of a company sale as well as negotiations with Strategic Investors and Private Equity Investors