Management

Stefan Pierer (CEO)

Stefan Pierer (CEO)

First-time appointed: May 26, 2012
Appointed until December 31, 2023

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.

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
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Westpark Wels 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, 2023

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.

Since end of 2007 Friedrich Roithner is part of the management team at the PIERER Mobility Group. In 2010 Friedrich Roithner became CFO of PIERER Mobility AG.

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
  • 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
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Westpark Wels AG

Michaela Friepess

Michaela Friepess

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

After studying business administration, Michaela Friepess began her professional career in 1998 as a financial analyst and in business development at GE Capital Bank in Vienna and Paris. She held this position until 2003. In September 2003, she joined the PIERER Group, where she is still active in the investment management and has also assumed the function of Compliance Officer. She is also responsible for Investor Relations and Sustainability at the level of PIERER Mobility AG. Michaela Friepess is a member of the Executive Board of Pierer Industrie AG. She is also an authorized representative of PIERER Mobility AG and Pierer Konzerngesellschaft mbH.

Major Supervisory Board seats at listed and other companies:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of PTW Holding AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of SHW 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 the PIERER Mobility Group, where he has held various management functions since then. From December 2007 to July 2016, Mr. Haunschmid was a member of the Management Board and CEO of the WP Performance Systems Group. He has been a member of the Management Board of Pierer Industrie AG since August 2016.

Thorsten Hartmann

Thorsten Hartmann

First-time appointed: March 1, 2019
Appointed until February 29, 2024

After studying mechanical engineering at Leibnitz University in Hannover, Thorsten Hartmann earned his doctorate in logistics and production at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg. He began his professional career in industry at Festo AG in the region of Stuttgart in the Power tools/Festool business unit. As COO at Tooltechnic Systems AG, Thorsten Hartmann was responsible for development, quality, supply chain and production. After a phase as a self-employment in consulting and training, he joined Pierer Industrie AG as COO on March 1, 2019.

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 KTM Innovation GmbH. From May 2015 until April 2018 Alex Pierer was already member of the supervisory board of Pierer Industrie AG, before he was voted into the managing board.

Wolfgang Plasser

Wolfgang Plasser

First-time appointed: 2018
Appointed until May 31, 2022

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 Management 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 board of Pierer Industrie AG and Pankl AG.

Klaus Rinnerberger

Klaus Rinnerberger

First-time appointed: June 2, 2015
Appointed until March 31, 2024

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 management board of Magna Automobiltechnik AG as well as Magna Steyr AG. In 2009 he joined the management 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.

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 PIERER Mobility AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Pankl Racing Systems AG
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of LEONI 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