Management

From experience with responsibility

Anyone who heads an internationally successful plant engineering group bears a lot of responsibility: for people, the environment and the future of industry. To accomplish this task daily requires a reliable leadership team of experienced individuals who act in partnership and have the ability to make the right decisions together.

Our formula for success: trusting cooperation, high professional standards, and a sense for future developments.

Get to know the managing directors of the Küttner Group here.

Dr.-Ing. Christian Bartels von Varnbüler

Managing Partner Küttner Holding (Group Chairman)
Managing Director Küttner GmbH & Co. KG

  • Born in 1961

  • 1989: Graduate engineer in metallurgy and iron metallurgy at RWTH Aachen University

  • 1994: Doctorate in engineering at RWTH Aachen University

Before joining the Küttner Group in 2000, Mr. Bartels spent eleven years with Thyssen Krupp AG in various management positions.

Dr. iur. Karl Isken

Managing Partner Küttner Holding (Group CFO)
Managing Director Küttner GmbH & Co. KG

  • Born in 1959

  • 1985: 1st state examination in law at the University of Münster

  • 1989: 2nd state examination

  • 1990: Doctorate (Dr. iur.) at the University of Münster, Germany

Before joining the Küttner Group in 2006, Mr. Isken worked for LTU Group for 15 years in various management positions, initially as in-house counsel and finally as a member of the Executive Board. Mr. Isken is a specialist lawyer for labour law and Interim Executive EBS.

Dr.-Ing. Jan Hendrik Meier-Kortwig

Managing Director Küttner GmbH & Co. KG
Geschäftsführer Küttner GmbH & Co. KG

  • Born in 1971, Germany

  • 1997: Graduate engineer Processing and Finishing of the Faculty of Mining, Metallurgy and Earth Sciences, RWTH Aachen University

  • 2001: Doctorate in engineering at RWTH Aachen University

Before joining the Küttner Group in 2013, Mr. Meier-Kortwig held various management positions at Siempelkamp and SMS Mevac.

Dipl.-Ing. Hans-Jaan Rachner

Shareholder Küttner Holding
Managing Director Küttner GmbH & Co. KG

  • Born in 1967

  • 1996: Graduate engineer mechanical engineering RWTH Aachen University

Mr. Rachner has been working for the Küttner Group for many years. Since joining Küttner Group as a shareholder in 2001, Mr. Rachner has held various management positions and is currently responsible for the Foundry Division.

Dr.-Ing. Peter Weber

Shareholder Küttner Holding
Managing Director Küttner GmbH & Co. KG (Speaker)

  • Born in 1963

  • 1983: Graduate engineer metallurgy / ferrous metallurgy Technical University Clausthal-Zellerfeld

  • 1989: Ph.D. (Pyrometallurgy) University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Before joining the Küttner Group in 2015, Mr Weber first held various management positions at Lurgi Metallurgie before joining the Outotec Group in 2006 as a member of the Executive Board with responsibility for a wide range of business areas.

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