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

Chief Executive Officer

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.


Andreas Koppitz

Chief Commercial Officer

As CCO, Andreas Koppitz is responsible for Sales, Marketing and Innovation. Prior to joining to RKW, he was leading the Consumer Flexibles business of the Mondi Group as Chief Operations Officer (President).

Andreas’ expertise includes the development and successful implementation of growth strategies, the management of global change processes and the integration of acquisitions. Andreas Koppitz graduated from Graz University of Technology with a Master of Science (MSc.) in Industrial Chemistry and from the Kellogg School of Management in Evanston with an MBA.


Axel Löbel

Chief Operations Officer (ad interim)

Axel Löbel looks back on 30 years of leadership experience in Operations. Before joining RKW in March 2022, he worked as EVP Operations for the Belgian hygiene products manufacturer Ontex and led the 19 production sites, the supply chain and engineering through a transformation process.

Previously, Axel Löbel held several international positions at Procter & Gamble, including USA and as Plant Manager in Cairo from 2008 to 2012. In 2013, he took on the position of COO at Melitta Household Productions before joining Amazon in 2016 as General Manager, leading a fulfilment centre with around 8000 employees in Prague. Axel Löbel studied electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen and graduated with a degree in communications engineering.


Knud Müller

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, 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.