Management Introduction

Our strong leadership team consists of individuals with many years of experience and an excellent network in the global plastics industry. Below you will find a brief introduction of our worldwide leadership team.

Gerold Schley
CEO
BC Extrusion Holding

Introduction

Gerold Schley has previously held several leading positions in the plastics industry – first in the injection molding sector, then for a number of years in consulting. Before joining battenfeld-cincinnati, he was Managing Director of the European subsidiaries and Vice President of the Chinese subsidiaries of a major producer of plastics injection molding machinery.

Dr. Henning Stieglitz
CTO
BC Extrusion Holding

Introduction

Dr. Henning Stieglitz began his professional career in the plastics industry at a big plastics machinery manufacturer in Germany where he worked as technical director. After joining battenfeld-cincinnati Germany, he was responsible for the technical department including R&D and the product group sheet/pelletizing/compounding, prior to his position as CTO. 

David Rieken
Director Finance 
BC Extrusion Holding

Introduction

David Rieken has many years of management experience in finance and accounting and has worked successfully for several international industrial companies with an engineering focus. He joined battenfeld-cincinnati in January 2011 and has been Director Finance at BC Extrusion Holding since May 2017.

DI Johannes Schwarz, MBA
Managing Director 
battenfeld-cincinnati
Austria
 

Introduction

Following his graduation in Electrical Engineering from TU Vienna (Technical University Vienna), Johannes Schwarz joined a leading plastics blow molding machine manufacturer, first as Project Leader for Automation Technology, then as Manager of Electrical Engineering and CTO. From 2009 to 2017, he was the Managing Director responsible for Technology and Sales of Machinery and Equipment there. Schwarz completed his further studies while in employment with an MBA from WU Wien (University of Economics and Business Administration Vienna) in 2005.

Toni Bernards
CEO
battenfeld-cincinnati
China

Introduction

Toni Bernards began his professional career as commissioning engineer for a refractory technology company. After moving to Guangzhou, China, he held management positions with German industrial companies. Before joining battenfeld-cincinnati, he was General Manager at a globally active plastics machinery manufacturer in China.

Dirk Eikmeyer
Managing Director
battenfeld-cincinnati
Germany

Introduction

Dirk Eikmeyer has been working for battenfeld-cincinnati for almost 30 years. In 1989 he started his professional career in the Business Administration Department of our company. After holding the position of Controlling Department Manager and subsequently Commercial Director, he was appointed to the Management Board in 2007 as the member responsible for finances, controlling and IT. Since 2012, Eikmeyer has been the Managing Director of battenfeld-cincinnati Germany.

Paul Godwin
President and CEO
battenfeld-cincinnati
USA

Introduction

Paul Godwin started his career in 1979 in the chemical industry and held professional assignments with several equipment manufacturers prior to joining battenfeld-cincinnati USA. There, he led sales and marketing and the engineering and quality control departments, before taking over the position of President & CEO.