Supervisory Board

  • Hans-Phillip Müller (Chairman)
  • Raphael Müller (Member)
  • Franklin H. Smith (Member)
  • Peter Steiner (Member)
  • Manfred Klingenberg (Employee Representative)
  • Udo Pinkes
    (Employee Representative)

Peter Baumgartner


Prior to his appointment to the RKW Board, Peter Baumgartner held a number of executive and supervisory board positions in mechanical and electrical engineering businesses, consulting and private equity, including as CEO of a global manufacturing company. His 30+ years of experience cover the successful development and implementation of complex international corporate transformations in strategy, organization and governance across various industries and geographies.


Marco Goetz

Chief Transformation Officer

Marco Goetz holds a degree in business administration and is a Certified Valuation Analyst with many years of experience in strategy, finance and business consulting. Prior to his appointment as Chief Transformation Officer of the RKW Group, he was member of the management of the renowned international consulting firm AlixPartners. His expertise includes the management of transformation and restructuring programs for international corporations as well as for medium-sized companies and private equity across various industries.


Knud Müller

Executive Vice President

As Executive Vice President, Knud Müller assumed responsibility for all Finance related matters on the RKW Executive Board in April 2021.

The Finance MBA joined us from the US-based Danaher Corporation, where he held a number of management positions in both Germany and the United States since 2007. Prior to that, Knud Müller worked at the Siemens Group for more than ten years in various international positions.

In his new role, the finance expert is focusing on driving transparency, ownership, focus and continuous improvement while continuing the profitable growth course of the RKW Group.


Dr. Alexander Wansel

Executive Vice President

Spending almost his entire career as executive leader in the operations of process and packaging industries, Dr. Alexander Wansel joined RKW in 2020 as Executive Vice President Operations.

With a PhD in production engineering from Darmstadt University of Technology, he co-founded a start-up and worked in different management roles in Europe and South America, frequently mentoring and developing young talent.

With a strong focus on quality, service and cost, Dr. Wansel has successfully implemented global Operational Excellence programs and embedded the lean philosophy as sustainable driver for a company’s competitiveness.