RAUMEDIC AG Board of Directors

Introduction of the Board Members

Martin Bayer - Chief Executive Officer

Martin Bayer has been the sole Director of RAUMEDIC AG since 2008. Prior to this, he headed up the strategic South Eastern Europe business segment for the sister company REHAU AG in its Guntramsdorf (Vienna) branch.

CV of Martin Bayer

Born: 1961 in Augsburg


1971 – 1980
Humanistisches Wilhelmsgymnasium, Munich, A levels / high school diploma

1981 – 1989
Degree in Law, Augsburg University

Professional Career:

1990 – 1996
Wacker-Chemie GmbH, Munich
Lawyer in the group legal department, emphasis on purchasing, finance and accountancy

1997 – 1998
Wacker Chemicals Pty. Ltd. South Africa, Johannesburg
Business Manager

1999 – 2001
Wacker Quimica Iberica SA, Barcelona, Spain
Board Executive

2001 – 2003
Wacker-Chemie GmbH, Munich
Vice President Distribution with worldwide responsibility for all distributors and agents

2003 – 2008
REHAU GesmbH Guntramsdorf, near Vienna
Manager of the strategic business sector of South-East Europe Industry, Member of the Regional Executive Board

since 2008
RAUMEDIC AG, Helmbrechts

Dr. Ralf Ziembinski - Director Business Unit Extrusion / Tubing

Dr. Ralf Ziembinski has been part of the RAUMEDIC AG team since 2004. In 2012, he became Director of the Extrusion/Tubing business unit.

CV of Dr. Ralf Ziembinski

Born: 1962 in Aachen


1972 – 1981
Couven-Gymnasium, Aachen, A-level

1983 – 1988
Degree in Chemistry, RWTH Aachen

1988 – 1991
Promotion at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, RWTH Aachen, Dr. rer. nat.

1991 – 1993
Postdoc at the University of Toronto Chemistry Department, Research Group for Inorganic Polymers

Professional Career:

1993 – 2004 
REHAU AG & CO, Rehau
Medical Application Technology Team Leader
(later Departmental Manager)

2004 – 2009
RAUMEDIC AG, Helmbrechts
Competence Center Tubing
Head R&D

2009 – 2012
RAUMEDIC AG, Helmbrechts
Business Unit Extrusion / Tubing
Head of Business Team Application Technology

since 2012
RAUMEDIC AG, Helmbrechts
Director Business Unit Extrusion / Tubing
Member of the Executive Committee

Dr. Thomas Jakob - Director Business Unit Moulding / Pharma Solutions

Dr. Thomas Jakob has been part of the RAUMEDIC AG since 2004. Since 2009, he has been Director of the Moulding/Pharma Solutions business unit.

CV of Dr. Thomas Jakob

Born: 1970 in Rehau


1981 – 1990
Walter-Gropius-Gymnasium, Selb

1991 – 1997
Degree in Chemistry, University Bayreuth

1997 – 2000
Promotion at chair macromolecular chemistry, University Bayreuth, Dr. rer. nat.

1999 – 2000
University stay abroad at University Simón Bolívar, Caracas

2007 – 2008
Degree in General Management Studies SGBS at St. Galler Business School, St. Gallen

Professional Career:

2000 – 2002 
REHAU AG + Co., Rehau
Executive Assistant
Focus on main department chemistry and innovation management

2002 – 2004
REHAU AG + Co., Rehau
Application Engineer Medicine
Project Manager and Key Account Manager

2004 – 2009
RAUMEDIC AG, Helmbrechts
Head of Research and Development Competence Center Components

since 2009
RAUMEDIC AG, Helmbrechts
Director Business Unit Moulding & Pharma Solutions
Member of Executive Committee

Thomas Knechtel - Director Business Unit Assembly / Catheters

Thomas Knechtel started to work for RAUMEDIC AG in 2009. Since 2015, he has held the position of Director of the Assembly/Catheters business unit.

CV of Thomas Knechtel

Born: 1975 in Wuppertal


1995 – 2001
University of Paderborn
Degree course in Business Administration and Engineering

Professional Career:

2001 – 2005 
University of Paderborn
Research fellow, Chair for Business information systems, Decision Support and Operations Research

2006 – 2009
REHAU AG + Co., Rehau
Teamleader Staff Supervisory Board

2009 – 2010
RAUMEDIC AG, Helmbrechts

2010 – 2015
RAUMEDIC AG, Helmbrechts
Head of Business Team Marketing and Sales Assembly/Catheters

since 2015
RAUMEDIC AG, Helmbrechts
Director Business Unit Assembly/Catheters
Member of the Executive Committee

Martin Schenkel - Director Operations

Martin Schenkel started his RAUMEDIC career in 2004 as a Production Manager at the Feuchtwangen plant. In 2009, he expanded his duties to include plant management in Zwönitz and Helmbrechts. Since August 2009, he has held the position of Director of Operations.

CV of Martin Schenkel

Born: 1966 in Feuchtwangen 


1981 – 1985
REHAU AG + Co., Feuchtwangen
Apprenticeship professional tool maker

1987 – 1988
Diploma Technical Engineering, Rehau

Professional Career:

1985 – 1987
REHAU AG + Co., Feuchtwangen
Toolmaker (profiling tool for extrusion) and machine fitter

1988 – 1990
REHAU AG + Co., Feuchtwangen
Project assignments in toolroom, profiling tools for extrusion

1990 – 1996
REHAU AG + Co., Feuchtwangen
Management – Department Medical Tubing

1996 – 2004
REHAU AG + Co., Feuchtwangen
Additional Management – Extrusion Medical Tubing

2004 – 2009
RAUMEDIC AG, Helmbrechts
Production Manager – Plant Feuchtwangen

April 2009 – August 2009
RAUMEDIC AG, Helmbrechts
Plant Manager for Zwönitz, Feuchtwangen and Helmbrechts

since August 2009
RAUMEDIC AG, Helmbrechts
Director Operations
Member of Executive Committee

Michael Stellwag - Chief Financial Officer

Michael Stellwag began his work for RAUMEDIC in 2011. Since then, he has occupied the position of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

CV of Michael Stellwag

Born: 1965 in Waiblingen


1988 – 1995
University Stuttgart
Degree Course in Business Administration         

1992 – 1993
IECS Strasbourg
Scholarship at the "Ecole de Management Européen"

Professional Career:

1995 – 1998
Philips GmbH, Hamburg
Junior Human Resources Manager for "Management Development"

1998 – 1999
PERI GmbH, Weißenhorn
Assistant to the President

1999 – 2003
PERI GmbH, Weißenhorn

2003 – 2006
Chief Financial Officer

2007 – 2010
MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG, Munich
Head of Department in Sales Controlling

simultaneously from 10/2007 – 05/2009
MAN Kamyon ve Otobüs Ticaret A.S., Ankara
Chief Financial Officer (ad interim.)

since 2011
RAUMEDIC AG, Helmbrechts
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Member of Executive Committee