Dr. Ludger Laufenberg

Managing Director / Strategy and Business Development

Dr. Ludger Laufenberg

Managing Director / Strategy and Business Development

Dr. Ludger Laufenberg

Managing Director / Strategy and Business Development

Dr. Ludger Laufenberg

Managing Director / Strategy and Business Development

Ludger is a highly experienced operating executive with a career spanning multiple industries. At THI he is responsible for the Strategy and Business Development team. Prior to joining THI in 2018 Ludger was a senior executive with Leopold Kostal GmbH & Co. KG, a global Tier 1 electronics and mechatronics supplier. His last position there was President & CEO of the Automotive division (a €2bn revenue business with 15,000 employees spanning 21 countries). Ludger is continuously involved with innovative technologies of digital transformation focusing on their successful implementation in family run businesses.

Ludger studied mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University, specialising in production engineering. He worked at and received his doctorate from the Chair of Production Systems at the WZL Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering. He held various management positions there, with the last position as the head of the “Integrated Production Technology” department as chief engineer.

Ludger is also head of the advisory board of ebm-papst and a member of BARS e.V. which supports start ups and their founders with capital, know how, experiences and networks. Ludger has been happily married for a long time and has two children, both of whom are just starting their entrepreneurial business careers. As an endurance sportsman Ludger loves long distance running and biking, completing a number of marathons and crossing the Alps by mountain bike in order to challenge his own performance limits.

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