Supervisory Board

Karsten Trippel

Chairman, board member since 2002

Mr Karsten Trippel, born in 1962, studied jurisprudence at the University of Constance. Since 1993, he has been Managing Director of Sigma Verwaltungs GmbH, Grossbottwar, and an independent businessman.

Professor Dr-Ing. Ulrich Wilhelm Jaroni

Vice chairman, board member since 2014

Professor Dr-Ing. Wilhelm Jaroni, born in 1951, completed his training as a draftsman before studying nuclear engineering in Essen and mechanical engineering/energy technology at RWTH Aachen University. After obtaining his doctorate and various activities at universities, research institutions and in industry, he joined Thyssen Group as plant manager at Thyssen Industrie AG. After a change to the business segment joining technologies of Thyssen Stahl AG in 1992, he served as Managing Director of ThyssenKrupp Joining Technology AG, Duisburg, from 1996 and as member of the Executive Board of ThyssenKrupp Stahl AG from 2002. From 2009 until his retirement in 2012, he was responsible for production, subsidiaries and R & D at ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe. He is a member of the Academy of Sciences and Honorary Professor at the TU Dresden since 2011.

Andreas Böwing

Board member since 2016

Mr Andreas Böwing, born in 1955, studied law at WWU Münster University. After the second legal state examination, he joined the legal department of the Rheinisch-Westfälische Elektrizitätswerk AG in 1984. After having worked in various senior positions for the RWE Group, he was in charge of the regulation management department of RWE Deutschland AG from 2011 to 2015 and in this function was involved with strategic issues and energy policy among other topics. He also collected experience as a supervisory board member at numerous companies inside and outside of RWE Group. As an expert for energy law, he published several articles and books and was active as Chairman of the Legal Committee at the German Association of Energy and Water Industries.

Elena Günzler

Employee representative, board member since 2012

Ms Elena Günzler, born in 1964, studied mathematics at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Ms Günzler worked for the Academy of Sciences of the German Democratic Republic from 1989 to 1991. From 1991 to 2010 she was employed at PSI subsidiary GSI mbH (from 2008, PSI Production GmbH), and in 2011 became an employee of PSI Automotive & Industry GmbH (formerly PSIPENTA Software Systems GmbH). Her main areas of responsibility include programming, implementation, consulting, training and project management for projects involving the use of sequencing and controlling as well as technical coordination in the area of Manufacturing Execution Systems.

Prof. Dr. Uwe Hack

Board member since 2017

Prof. Dr. Uwe Hack, born in 1962, is a graduate in business administration. After graduation and teaching at Manchester Business School, he began his professional career with Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt in 1992. After several positions in Deutsche Bank’s investment banking, he joined the management of Deutsche Bank Region Southwest in 1999, where he was responsible for the corporate finance department. From 2001 to 2005 he was CFO of schlott group AG and joined Grenke Group in 2005. There he was the Group’s CFO and from 2009 CEO of Grenke Bank AG. Since 2012 he has been Professor for International Finance and Accounting at Furtwangen University and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Economics. In addition to his teaching activities at the university, he is involved in technology-based business models and is active as an expert consultant for VC companies.

Uwe Seidel

Employee representative, board member since 2015

Mr Uwe Seidel, born in 1966, studied chemistry in Duisburg. From 1993 to 1997 he worked for the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Duisburg-Essen. From 1997 to 1999 he was employed at Shimadzu Europa GmbH as developer in the software design department. From 1999 until 2000, when the unit was acquired by PSI AG, he worked as developer and technical project manager at debis Systemhaus. His main areas of responsibility include programming, consulting and training in the areas software integration, PSIcomcentre and gas network simulation.