Franz-Josef Birkeneder*

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Member of the Supervisory Board since 2016, appointed until 2026.

Biography

Mr. Birkeneder was born in 1960 in Germany. He earned a mechanical engineering degree Diplom-Ingenieur (FH)) from the University of Applied Sciences, Regensburg. In 1989, after four years working in Wacker Chemie GmbH, Burghausen, Mr. Birkeneder joined the Company as plant quality manager in Aldersbach. From 1993 to 1995, he held the position of quality manager at Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Birkeneder worked as the competence center manager for compressors and air dryers. Since 1998, Mr. Birkeneder has been plant manager of the Group’s site in Aldersbach and, until 2005 he was also the competence center manager for air disc brakes. Since 2008 Mr. Birkeneder is Member of the Supervisory Board of Knorr-Bremse KAMA Systems for Commercial Vehicles OOO, Russia, the newly established joint venture with KAMAZ, sao, Russia. In 2016, Mr. Birkeneder was appointed first Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Company.

* Employee representative