Management

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 Weiss Group and Sonosystems divisions as a member of the senior management.

In 2013, Dr. Roth assumed chairmanship of the Schunk Group senior management and has been responsible for the Sinter Metals division  and, on the corporate level, for finance, strategic development, public relations, investment controlling and personnel ever since.

Dr. Jan Gupta
Member of the Executive Board of the Schunk Group (COO)

Dr. Jan Gupta was born in Duisburg, Germany in 1967. After studying mechanical engineering and business management at the Rhineland-Westphalian Technical College Aachen he also obtained his doctorate from the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering.

Starting in 1997, Dr. Gupta held various leading positions for 17 years at the Freudenberg Group, an internationally active manufacturer of sealing technology, non-woven fabrics, household products and specialty chemicals. In his last position there, he held overall responsibility for worldwide dynamic seal business.

Since 2014, Dr. Gupta has been a member of the Schunk Group senior management. In 2015, Dr. Gupta took on the responsibility of leading the Schunk Carbon Technology division.

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 senior management of the Schunk Group and responsible for the Weiss Technik and Schunk Sonosystems divisions within the company management.