Management

Stefan Pierer (CEO)

Stefan Pierer (CEO)

First-time appointed: May 26, 2012
Appointed until December 31, 2026

After graduating from the Montan-University in Leoben, Austria (Business and Energy Management), Stefan Pierer began his career as sales assistant at HOVAL GmbH in Marchtrenk in 1982 and then later on as sales manager for upper Austria and authorized signatory. In 1987 he founded the present PIERER Mobility Group in which he acts as majority shareholder and member of the Executive Board. He has been shareholder and member of the Executive Board of the KTM AG since 1992. Furthermore, since 2020, he has been a member of the Executive Board of Pierer Bajaj AG, which is a majority shareholder on the listed company PIERER Mobility AG.

Major Supervisory Board seats at listed and other companies:

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Pankl AG
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Pankl Racing Systems AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Mercedes-Benz Group AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Mercedes-Benz AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of SHW AG

Friedrich Roithner (CFO)

Friedrich Roithner (CFO)

First-time appointed: May 26, 2012
Appointed until December 31, 2028

After graduating from the University Johannes Kepler University of Linz (Business Administration), Friedrich Roithner started his career as an auditing assistant at one of the big four leading tax consultancy and auditing companies in Austria (focusing on tax consultancy and auditing). In 1992 he switched to Austria Metall AG and was a member of the Management Board from 2002 until 2006. In 2007, Friedrich Roithner moved to the Executive Board of PIERER Mobility Group and held the position as CFO from 2010 to 2023.

Major Supervisory Board seats at listed and other companies:

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of KTM AG
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of KTM Components GmbH
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Leoni AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of PIERER Mobility AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Pankl AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Pankl Racing Systems AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of SHW AG

Michaela Friepess

Michaela Friepess

First-time appointed: June 2,2015
Appointed until March 31, 2025

After completing her studies in commerce, Michaela Friepess started her professional career in 1998 as a financial analyst and in business development at GE Capital Bank in Vienna and in Paris until 2003. In September 2003, she joined the PIERER Group. Against the background of her extensive practical experience and specialization in capital markets and corporate governance, she also holds the position of Compliance Officer. In addition, as a member of the Executive Board of Pierer Industrie AG, she is responsible for Investor Relations and Sustainability. She is also an authorized signatory of Pierer Konzerngesellschaft mbH.

Major Supervisory Board seats at listed and other companies:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Pierer Bajaj AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of PIERER Mobility AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of SHW AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Schwäbische Hüttenwerke Automotive GmbH
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Leoni AG

Hannes Haunschmid

Hannes Haunschmid

First-time appointed: August 5, 2016
Appointed until August 28, 2024

After studying commercial science at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Hannes Haunschmid began his professional career at management consultancies in Munich and Vienna. In 2007, he moved to the PIERER Mobility Group, where he has since held various management positions. From December 2007 to July 2016, Mr. Haunschmid was a member of the Management Board and CEO of the WP Performance Systems Group. Since August 2016, he has been a member of the Executive Board of Pierer Industrie AG. He is also managing director of abatec GmbH.

Alex Pierer

Alex Pierer

First-time appointed: 05.04.2018
Appointed until 31.03.2026

After graduating from the Johannes Kepler University in Linz (business sciences) Alex Pierer began his career as Managing Director of Pierer Konzerngesellschaft mbH in Wels. Since 2018 he is also Managing Director of Pierer Innovation GmbH. From May 2015 until April 2018 Alex Pierer was already member of the Supervisory Board of Pierer Industrie AG, before he was elected to the Executive Board. He has held the role of general manager at Kiska GmbH since 2021. Alex Pierer has been a member of the Executive Board of PIERER Mobility AG since 2023.

Major Supervisory Board seats at listed and other companies:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Pankl Racing Systems AG

Wolfgang Plasser

Wolfgang Plasser

First-time appointed: June 28, 2018
Appointed until May 31, 2027

Wolfgang Plasser is born in Upper Austria, 1962 and has studied commercial sciences at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Important positions in his professional career are his functions at KPMG, at the Investment Bank Austria, as CFO at Vossen AG and finally at the Ocean Consulting GmbH. Wolfgang Plasser has joined the Executive Board of Pankl Racing Systems AG in 2004 and has become CEO in 2006. Since June 2018, he is also the CEO of SHW AG as well as a member of the Executive Board of Pierer Industrie AG and Pankl AG.

Klaus Rinnerberger

Klaus Rinnerberger

First-time appointed: June 2, 2015
Appointed until March 31, 2026

After completing his studies in law in Vienna, Klaus Rinnerberger began his professional career as auditor and consultant at Arthur Andersen & Co in 1987. Thereafter he had various management positions in the automotive industry, e.g. as member of the Executive Board of Magna Automobiltechnik AG as well as Magna Steyr AG. In 2009 he joined the Executive Board of Polytec Holding AG and after the detachment of Peguform from Polytec he held the position as CEO of the Peguform Group until the disposal. Klaus Rinnerberger has been Chairman of the Executive Board of Leoni AG since 2023.

Major Supervisory Board seats at listed and other companies:

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SHW Industries AG
  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Pankl AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Pankl Racing Systems AG

SUPERVISORY BOARD

  • Ernst Chalupsky, Chairman of the Supervisory Board
  • Josef Blazicek, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board
  • Gerald Kiska, Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Clemens Pierer, Member of the Supervisory Board