Managing Director / Managing Partner

Björn Schroer

Managing Director / Managing Partner

Björn Schroer joined the brandgroup on 01.01.2008 and has been responsible for the Research & Development division since the beginning. Subsequently he was also entrusted with international business development e.g. in Poland, China and Mexico. During this time Björn Schroer led the business out from China for years and returned to our head office in Anröchte upon his appointment to the board of directors on 01.07.2016.

He is currently responsible for the Automotive division as well as the resorts Innovation, R&D, Applications Development, Sales and Marketing and Industrial Engineering.

Sven Schroer

Managing Director / Managing Partner

Sven Schroer first joined the brandgroup as an assistant to the management team on 01.05.2006. Shortly afterwards, he was appointed to the position of purchasing manager. On 01.01.2013 Sven Schroer was promoted as a director for the resorts Financial Accounting, Controlling, Purchasing, Logistics and Sales for the construction and Home Appliances Industry.

Today, the business divisions Industrial Springs as well as the Construction and Home Appliance report to Sven Schroer. In addition, he is responsible for the Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, Finance, Controlling, Human Resources and Risk Management departments.

Lars Henkel

Management board / Authorized Officer

Lars Henkel has been with brandgroup since 01.08.2018 and is responsible for Global Sales and Marketing. Since 01.01.2019 he is also responsible for the group’s IT & Digitalisation department.

Before joining the brandgroup, Lars Henkel worked in the ITC industry for over 20 years in various leading sales and product management positions e.g. for Lenovo (Deutschland) GmbH.

Wolfgang Hesse

Management board  / Authorized Officer

Wolfgang Hesse has been with brandgroup since 01.01.2016 and heads the production of the Automotive division as well as the department Industrial Engineering.

Previous stints of Mr. Hesse have included the function of Production and Operations Director at Erndtebrücker Eisenwerk GmbH and Europipe GmbH.

Friedrich Rüther

Management board / Authorized Officer

On February 1st, 2014, Friedrich Rüther joined the brandgroup and heads the production of the Automotive business division. From mid-2016, he then coordinated the establishment and start-up of the foreign plants in Poland and Mexico in addition to the plant management.
On 01.02.2019 Mr. Rüther took over the management of the business divisions Industrial Application as well as the Construction and Home Appliances industry. At the same time, as Head of Supply Chain Management, he is responsible for Purchasing and Logistics.

Before that, Mr. Rüther was in senior positions at Hella GmbH & Co KGaA as a national and international production and plant manager for many years.

Norbert Henneböhl

Management board / Authorized Officer

Norbert Henneböhl joined Brand KG as a Controller on 01.04.1986. After a short time he also took over responsibility for the Business Systems department. In 2000 he became a member of the management board responsible for Finance and Human Resources. Since 2015 he took over the HR management for the entire group.

Prior to joining the brandgroup, Norbert Henneböhl worked at Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA in Controlling.

Ralf Kremer

Management board / Authorized Officer

Ralf Kremer joined the Brand on March 1st, 2016 and is responsible for the finance and controlling departments.

Before that, the trained banker and business economist Ralf Kremer worked for various automotive suppliers for over 20 years and held various management positions in finance and controlling.

Dr. Stephan Huber

Management board

Dr. Stephan Huber has worked for the brandgroup since 01.09.2015. He is responsible for Research and Development across the entire group and is a member of the management board.

Dr. Huber's previous positions included as Head of Research and Development, Strategic Corporate Development and as Managing Director of the Hungarian entity of Seissenschmidt AG.