An introduction to the senior management

The Schunk Group is led by a chief executive officer and two chief operations officers, who together comprise the senior management of the Schunk Group.

Dr. Arno Roth
Chief Executive Officer of the Schunk Group (CEO)

Dr. Arno Roth was born in Bärenbach/Hunsrück, Germany in 1961. After completing his degree in physics at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, he obtained his doctorate as a Dr. rer. nat. Dr. Roth served as a research assistant at the Max Plank Institute for Chemistry before becoming a corporate advisor to McKinsey & Company in 1993.

Dr. Roth has been with the Schunk Group since 1998, initially as a chief representative for special strategic functions and as managing director of Weiss Technik starting in 2001. Since 2007, he has been responsible for the divisions Weiss Technik and Sonosystems as a Member of the Executive Board.

In 2013, Dr. Roth assumed chairmanship of the Schunk Group Executive Board (CEO). He is responsible for the Division Schunk Mobility and, on the corporate level, for finance, strategic development, public relations, investment controlling and personnel.

Dr. Ulrich von Hülsen
Member of the Executive Board of the Schunk Group (COO)

Dr. Ulrich von Hülsen was born 1967 in Neumünster. He studied physics in Freiburg and Göttingen and business administration in Hagen and earned his doctorate in physics. From 1998 to 2003 he held various positions at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. Between 2003 and 2015, Dr. von Hülsen held various management positions in the Avanco Group, a manufacturer of technical products made of aluminum and fiber composites.

From 2015 to 2019, he was Managing Director of Pfeiffer Vacuum, a globally active manufacturer of vacuum pumps, where he was most recently a Member of the Management Board.

Since 2019, Dr. von Hülsen has been a Member of the Executive Board of the Schunk Group and is responsible for the Division Schunk Carbon Technology.

Peter R. Manolopoulos
Member of the Executive Board of the Schunk Group (COO)

Peter R. Manolopoulos was born in Wuppertal, Germany in 1969. After studying business economics at the University of Münster (WWU), he initially worked for a management consultancy before moving to Babcock Borsig AG in 2000.

From 2002 onward, Mr. Manolopoulos occupied several executive positions with the GEA Group AG, a globally active German machinery and system manufacturer, where his final position was managing director of GEA Energietechnik GmbH.

In 2011, he became director of operative business at Roth & Rau AG, a leading machinery and system manufacturer in the solar industry.

Since 2013, Mr. Manolopoulos has been a Member of the Executive Board of the Schunk Group and is responsible for the divisions Weiss Technik, Schunk Sonosystems and OptoTech.